By TIM LAPOINTE
I’m writing to encourage all citizens of the 4th Congressional District to vote for Christie Vilsack for Congress.
I first met Christie when she was in Mason City campaigning for her husband, Tom Vilsack, for governor. She is a tireless worker and one of the most personable people I know.
With the animosity and rancor at the highest levels in memory in the U.S. Congress, Vilsack is the type of person we need to stabilize our country and the horrible situation in Congress.
Christie is extremely well-educated and well-spoken. She has a great handle on the issues. She has championed the causes of education, literacy and helping to solve the problems in our society associated with unplanned pregnancies.
Although she is probably more comfortable in small-town Iowa, she is certainly a force to contend with in Washington D.C., as well. If elected, she will bring her problem-solving ability and her homespun charm to Congress and will work with others, across the aisle to get things done.