Gregg makes campaign stop in Cherokee
Last week Iowa Attorney General candidate Adam Gregg made a campaign stop in Cherokee as part of his 99 county tour to get to know voters. He is the Republican Party's candidate for attorney general, and is challenging long-time incumbent Tom Miller, who is currently serving his eighth-four year term.
The 31 year-old Hawarden native and a graduate of Central College and Drake Law School was a lobbyist for the Des Moines-based BrownWinick law firm before joining Governor Terry Branstad's office as legislative liaison in 2012.
He is married to his high-school sweetheart, Cari, and the couple, who resied in Johnston, have two young children.
Gregg decided to throw his hat in the political ring earlier this year when he noticed no Republican had filed to run for Iowa Attorney General. He was working at the Governor's Office and realized that nobody was opposing Miller.
"I had been working in the Governor's Office and found I had a passion for public service and had some success doing that and I felt that the Attorney General role was a way I could expand on my public service to the State of Iowa," said Gregg. "I want to expand that service in a way that fits my experience, fits my skills, fits my abilities, and fits my interest," he added.
"So I realized that since nobody filed in the traditional way, I could complete my duties in the Governor's Office in time to campaign for Attorney General," continued Gregg.
Gregg feels that Iowa needs an attorney general that is Iowa's Attorney General and "not Obama's lawyer."
"I think that every time Tom Miller has the opportunity, he's siding with the Obama Administration or Washington special interest over Iowa," stated Gregg.
"I have the passion and energy to fight every day for Iowa families, Iowa farmers and our constitutional freedoms," he declared.
"I think that the Attorney General can take a more aggressive role in fighting for open government, such as expanding our open meetings and open records laws, and pushing back on out of control federal government, and reforming our occupational licenses laws, which in many ways don't serve to protect the public health and welfare but actually serve as artificial barriers to certain occupations and professions," added Gregg.
"Iowans expect to interact with their elected officials, and the Attorney General is no exception," he noted. "In each of the cities and counties I've visited, I've reinforced a simple message: to be Iowa's top lawyer you've got to be in close contact with your clients, the people of Iowa."