Dear Editor:

I am writing to express my strong support for John Beard in his bid to represent our part of the state in the Iowa Senate. I have gotten to know John over the past few years and think very highly of him.  

John's family has lived in our area for over 150 years. He knows this area well and understands our needs. As the owner of a small business and as a farmer, John will work tirelessly to strengthen our state's economy and the welfare of Iowa families that depend on it. 

I know John is also a strong champion of renewable energy. He will develop and support clean energy initiatives that will pay dividends for homeowners and communities in our state while also increasing jobs in this rapidly expanding sector of the U.S. economy. 

The main reason I support John, however, is because of his integrity and commitment to civic service. It would be an honor to have him represent our interests in the Iowa Senate. I encourage all of your readers to vote for John Beard in the upcoming election.