Hubbell plans Spencer stop Friday

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dem gubernatorial candidate traveling state with ‘Putting People First Tour’

Fred Hubbell

Beginning Thursday, Fred Hubbell, Democratic candidate for governor, will be traveling across Iowa on his “Putting People First Tour,” rallying supporters and joining canvass launches across the state.

Spencer will be a stop on day two of the four-day, 16-stop meet-and-greets scheduled. He will appear at The Bear Coffee Shop and Wine Bar, at 24 Park St. in Spencer, over the noon hour Friday to engage the local voter base.

Throughout this tour, Hubbell will listen to voter concerns while outlining his vision to turn the state around by investing in people first to get Iowa growing.

The tour is designed to build upon what his supporters are calling “the campaign’s momentum that closed out last year with over 50 endorsements from current and former elected leaders, thousands of miles traveled, and thousands of supporters rallied at the biggest Democratic events of the year.”

Hubbell, a fifth-generation Iowan, ran several large companies like Younkers Department Chain and Equitable of Iowa. Additionally, he was twice called to public service, first, by Gov. Chet Culver in 2007 to lead the Iowa Power Fund, helping Iowa invest and become a leader in renewable energy, and secondly, in 2009, to help clean up the Iowa Department of Economic Development following a disastrous film tax scandal. He is the former chair of Planned Parenthood of Mid-Iowa, and has served on the Iowa College Foundation Board and Simpson College Board. Additional, he has service on the Mercy Hospital Medical Board and worked with Broadlawns Medical Center. He currently resides in Des Moines, with his wife Charlotte, and has three children and three grandchildren.

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