Monday, February 22, 2021
Indianola High School's Mayor's Youth Council

Proud of this opportunity

I find the right words so very hard to choose to start this particular blog. Fun. I'm having fun. But serious. It is important and serious.

When my grandpa decided to run for Mayor of Indianola, I was in 5th grade. I don't remember if he discussed it with the family. I don't remember if he asked for help with signs and flyers. I do remember him sitting in a car doing a radio interview. Why a car, I don't know. It wasn't like he could get away from us noisy grandchildren and do the interview with his cell phone. Not in 1965. The reporter probably used a tape recorder to record the interview. I don't remember ever hearing it.

As an adult, I've been involved with many political campaigns. Local County candidates, State candidates and Dr. Ben Carson for President.

I've said before, but it's true, I would be honored to serve Indianola as Mayor, even for the ten months left in Mr. Shaw's term.

News you should know about this week is that our local radio station is airing interviews done with the three candidates during "Let's Talk Indianola." Our 3-year-old, local radio station will air an interview I had with Andrew Swadner on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Stephanie Erickson's was aired today (Monday 2/22), mine will be tomorrow and Pam Pepper's on Wednesday the 24th. The radio station is KNIA 94.3 FM. If you miss hearing them at the time the radio plays them, you may go to the website and listen to them online. The link for that is 

I can also tell you that the Simpsonian College Newspaper will interview us this week. The purpose is to help students realize the ability and necessity to participate in the election process. I'll tell you more about that, about the student doing the interviews and writing the article, and how you can get a copy of the paper or read it online after it is completed.



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