To the editor:
The movie coal miner?s daughter brought to mind a coal miner?s granddaughter, Mary Stewart, your candidate for the Iowa Senate. Mary?s maternal grandparents immigrated from Croatia to Centerville to work in the coal mines and were a huge influence in her life.
At 14 years of age, she lived in rented rooms and worked while finishing high school. These humble beginnings shaped who she is today and her desire to become your State Senator.
Mary sets herself apart from today?s typical politician in the following manner:
? Listening: She would much rather listen to your concerns than talk about herself.
? Compassion: Those humble beginnings have translated into a truly caring person. She is dedicated to finding solutions that responds to the needs of her constituents.
? Education: Mary?s career at Indian Hills Community College uniquely qualifies her to become your next Iowa State Senator.
Please join me in casting your vote for Mary Stewart on June 5.
- Gordon Aistrope, Ottumwa