Tuesday, October 31, 2006

U.S.Senator Joe Biden Rallies Friends in Davenport for Get Out the Vote

At noon on Tuesday, October 31st UniServ Director Linda Schneider and I joined others at "The Hat, Pub and Eatery" in Davenport to hear from U. S. Senator Joe Biden of Delaware. Senator Biden worked the crowd, making connections with long-time friends from past campaigns. He spoke eloquently of the opportunities before us, but not to be complacent. We have a full week ahead, much work yet to do and absentee ballots to gather!

Many local candidates were also present. Pictured (on the left) here is Elesha Gayman, candidate for Iowa House District 84. Alesha is an ISEA recommended candidate that I first met when we were both delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA in 2004. Alesha also serves with me as member on the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service.

Two seated legislators at the "Get Out the Vote Rally" were state Representative Jim Lykam, HD 85, (pictured on the left) and state Senator Frank Wood, SD 42 (on the right). Representative Lykam is up for re-election on November 7th and truly a proven advocate for students and public education. Senator Wood, a school administrator in North Scott Community Schools has been a shining star in the Senate Democratic Caucus. We are lucky to have two such great advocates for public education!

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