Sandy Greiner of Keota has been designated a "Friend of Agriculture" by the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC). Greiner is seeking election to Iowa State Senate District 45, the seat includes all of Washington, Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, as well as parts of Johnson and Wapello Counties.
"I'm especially pleased to receive the Friend of Agriculture designation. As a lifelong farmer I fully understand the needs of Iowa farmers, and the challenges that face them and am committed to representing their interests in the state legislature", said Greiner, a farmer from Washington County. "I understand the thorough review process the committee undergoes in this selection process and I am grateful for their consideration and support."
"Our organization takes these designations very seriously, and carefully considers each race," said Mary Heintz, IFBF PAC Committee Chair. "We looked objectively at each race and how candidates stand on Farm Bureau policy," Heintz said. "It's very important that our designations are determined by statewide grassroots input and how each candidate's voting record and positions line up with Farm Bureau policy. As we move forward, it will be important for all of us to work to get the Friends of Agriculture elected," she said. "It's important to elect candidates who are aligned with our policy."
The grassroots effort to designate Friends of Ag is guided by members and began in July when county committees evaluated candidates. An unprecedented 95 County Farm Bureau Campaign 2010 Committees submitted candidate evaluations this year. The nine-member PAC committee carefully reviews those evaluations, while also considering candidate's positions on issues of importance to members, leadership on Farm Bureau priorities and past voting records.
Information from: http://sandygreiner.com/