Gubernatorial Candidate Ras Smith visits Ottumwa

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 9:49 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - The only official candidate in the 2022 Iowa Governors Race has come to Ottumwa. Representative Ras Smith visited Top Hat Coffee on Main Street to meet and hear questions from locals. Smith is a Democratic Iowa House Representative out of Black Hawk County. He announced his candidacy a week ago. While at Top Hat Coffee, Smith talked about giving Iowans access to better paying jobs and a sense of community.

“Folks want the opportunity to - one - be a part of a community that values them. But secondarily the ability to look past that next paycheck and start planning for the next generation. I think that’s what all of us wants as Iowans and as Americans.”

Governor Kim Reynolds has not announced her candidacy. She is currently serving her first term as Iowa’s Governor. No other candidates have announced their candidacy.

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