Cedar County

Tonight I went to the Cedar County Central Committee meeting in Tipton. Before the meeting I met with the other two 2nd District Central Committee members, Trudy Caviness and Emily Lofgren. We looked online for a restaurant and decided on Subway.One of the other choices was Rhino's Grill in this age of cell phone cameras, and YouTube — I did not think it wise for the three of us to be seen coming out of Rhinos 😉

I think I have been to three Cedar County meetings and at every one they talked about pie — some day I have to come to Cedar County for pie. Their recent pie auction fundraiser was a record breaker and they have a pretty
substantial war chest for the general election.

It was a very encouraging. In the room we had a county supervisor, two supervisor candidates, the sheriff, the auditor, the county attorney and the recorder. Cedar County has done a great job of electing Republicans. The turnout was good and they were going about the business of electing Republicans. They were getting volunteers for the Cedar County Fair and preparing for their get-out-the-vote effort.

Kudos to the Cedar County GOP Central Committee under the leadership of Chair, Velma Huebner, with Co-Chairs Sally Miller and Allen Kroeger, Secretary Fritz Drexler and Treasurer Dan Boddicker. You guys are getting the job done!

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

I was wrong, I thought that the 2nd CD race would go to convention. But Mariannette Miller-Meeks pulled of a convincing win with over 50% of the vote. This was a tough race for me for two reasons. First, I know all of the candidates and second, I promised not to make a public endorsement.

I would like to congratulate Mariannette on a great victory and offer her my support in the campaign to come. I would also like to thank Christopher, Steve and Rob for participating in the race.

After M-cubed won people have been asking for my opinion on the race. I think that Jan Mickelson of WHO Radio summed it up best this morning when he said:

She is really good on free market and medical funding issues …
She takes a free market approach …
She is a limited government specialist …
She advocates budget cuts …
She was against TARP and all the associated nonsense in the last few months …
She has taken a strong stand on illegal immigration control …
She is pro-family and can define family the way you are supposed to be able to …
She is pretty decent on the life issue …So, on the issues I’d consider that a strong win — and beside that, I like her!

I agree with Jan 100%.