To the editor:

I first met Annette Sweeney during her time in the Iowa House of Representatives. I was fortunate to get an opportunity to work with her and assist with several pieces of legislation. At that time, she was the chair of the House Agriculture Committee. A majority of our work together focused on agricultural and rural issues.

The thing that stood out the most about Annette as a legislator was her ability to work tirelessly for her constituents and the people of our state. She’d start early and finish late, day after day, to get things done. She was also helped by her ability to connect with people and her desire to find practical solutions to problems, a trait she picked up as a farmer, teacher and business owner. I kindly ask you to support and vote for Annette in the special election on April 10 for Senate District 25.

Paul Rouse