Dear Editor:

We are writing to encourage local citizens to support John Beard for Iowa Senate. We have known John for many years and believe that he will represent the people of our NE Iowa district very well. John is a hard working, honest and open-minded person.

As a partner in his family beef operation for many years, John understands the needs of local farmers. He has also been a small business owner for more than 30 years. He has helped start and work with many local groups such as Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited and the Winneshiek County Conservation Board.

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