Ankeny, Iowa – August 19, 2014 – Senator Jack Whitver of Ankeny has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC). Whitver is seeking re-election to Senate District 19, which is in the northern part of Polk County.
“I am proud to earn the support of the Iowa Farm Bureau. I understand that agriculture is the backbone of our state and an extremely important economic driver in Iowa. I will continue to do my best to represent the agriculture community in my work at the Capitol.”
“Actions matter,” said Decatur County farmer and IFBF PAC Chair, Lance Bell. “Our PAC takes great care evaluating the candidates’ track records and survey responses to determine who will support issues that directly impact our family farms, businesses and rural communities. We are proud that our process emphasizes Farm Bureau policies, not partisan politics. The fact that 99 counties participated in this process shows our members stand together and believe in supporting the men and women who understand the significance of agriculture in this state.”
The grassroots effort to designate Friends of Agriculture is guided by members and begins in July when county committees start evaluating candidates. The nine-member, bipartisan PAC committee reviews evaluations and questionnaires, while also considering candidates’ positions on issues of importance to members, leadership of Farm Bureau priorities and past voting records.