One of the candidates on this November Mid-term Election recently made campaign stop in Cherokee.
Marty Pottebaum, Democratic candidate for the Iowa Senate, District 27 is trying to bring his experience to the Iowa State Capital. Pottebaum is a graduate from Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City and served in the United Sates Army and then joined the Sioux City Police Department.
Pottebaum was elected to the City Council of Sioux City and served from 1996 to 2000. He has also served as a board member of the Jerry Rabiner Boys' Ranch in Fort Dodge and has also been a Trustee of the Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa. Pottebaum is also a member of the American Legion and member of the Sioux City Elks Lodge #112 and was the former chair of the Sioux City Transit Board.
He currently serves as Security Guest Services Manager for the Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City.
"As a Sioux City cop and then as a security officer, I've spent nearly all of my adult life protecting people. whether it's their personal well-being or their economic security. I'm a fighter for what's right and I'll take that ethic to the Capital of Senate District 27.
Some of the issues Pottebaum is passionate about are Jobs, Education, Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability.
"I'm fighting for Iowa's middle class families and protecting the economic future of our main street businesses," said Pottebaum.
As for education, Pottebaum stated that goal is "Keeping our kids in school and fully funding K-12 education to ensure a bright future. Part of that future is advocating fiscally-responsible state budgeting without raising taxes on the hard-working Iowa families."
Pottebaum indicated that reaching fiscal responsibility all begins with providing accountability to the Iowa taxpayers by trimming government waste and saving money.
Pottebaum will be facing Republican Bill Anderson for the Iowa Senate seat that was left open by Iowa Senator Ron Weick, who chose not to seek re-election.