By Ami Duvick
(Oct. 19, 2010) I am voting for Tim Gartin on Nov. 2 because I believe he offers Ames a fresh new vision of leadership.
Tim is a tremendous husband and father, a businessman and attorney, Boy Scout leader and community volunteer, ISU alum and former ISU instructor, a native Iowan and a long-time resident and friend of Ames. He cares deeply for the people around him, treating every client, neighbor, friend and citizen as someone to serve and encourage.
Tim is also smart, ethical, practical and rational. He knows what it’s like to commit to long-term projects, and he’s not afraid to stay in for the long haul and make tough decisions others may try to avoid.
The Iowa Senate – and our whole state – needs people like Tim who will lead the way in fiscal responsibility, family values, business-friendly practices and long-term planning.
He is a servant leader I trust as an attorney and friend, and I look forward to trusting him as our District 23 State Senator.