Wilhelm to focus on middle class in 2016 session
During the 2016 session of the Iowa Legislature, State Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm of Cresco plans to focus on measures that will expand and strengthen Iowa’s middle class. On Monday, January 11, 150 legislators from across Iowa gathered at the Iowa Statehouse to begin consideration of legislation affecting economic growth, education, health care, and public safety.
“My number one job is listening to my constituents in Chickasaw County, Floyd County, Howard County, Mitchell County, Worth County and parts of Cerro Gordo and Winneshiek Counties,” said Wilhelm. “I want to make sure that the state honors its commitments to Iowa families. Those commitments include: One, standing up for workers by investing in skills training and job creation; Two, creating more educational opportunities from preschool through college; Three, supporting Main Street over Wall Street when investing Iowa’s resources, and, Four, maintaining high-quality health care and mental health services.”
Wilhelm believes that if legislators work in a bipartisan way, much can be accomplished.
“If we pay close attention to what Iowans are saying, I think we will find plenty of areas of agreement,” said Wilhelm. “People with suggestions and ideas can reach me at the Statehouse at (515) 281-3371 or at home at (563) 547-4156. My state email address is Mary.Jo.Wilhelm@legis.iowa.gov.”