As a graduate of outstanding public schools and educator herself, Vergarie knows how important public schools are to the success of all Iowa's students. It's time to start investing Iowa's schools and teachers again. We need to keep public dollars in public schools and give students the resources to thrive.
We need to expand access to life-saving healthcare and mental health services in Council Bluffs and across the state. No one should go broke getting the care they need and we need to fight for programs that fund healthcare in the Iowa House.
As a board member of the Iowa West Foundation, Vergarie's worked to secure more than $500 million in grants to benefit southwest Iowa in education and economic development. The legislature should be doing more grow Iowa's economy while making sure Iowa workers and families don't get left behind.