I am running because I want a stronger Iowa, with broader prosperity and a better future -- an Iowa with an effective government that recognizes a shared responsibility for building a brighter future for all of us.
My commitment is anchored in these five goals:
*More family-sustaining jobs
*Genuine tax fairness
*Incentives and support for small businesses and entrepreneurs
*A cleaner and safer environment
*Improved schools and educational training opportunities for our children and our workers
This means that I will work for an economy centered on innovation and focused on existing businesses - an economy that creates greater numbers of good-paying jobs, spreads the responsibility of taxation equitably, and gives every Iowan a fair opportunity to prosper.
This means that I will back a cleaner, safer environment for us and our children, where every Iowan feels safe at home and safe in their community. It also means attracting visitors and tourists to Iowa to enjoy our quality of life - with its natural beauty, clean waterways and beautiful trails.
It also means supporting a world-class, well-funded, public education system, with the highest standards for every child and school, where well-trained teachers nurture our children's minds. This includes supporting high-quality early childhood education, K-12 schools, community colleges, and our universities.