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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley's Iowa Footprint Grows with New Endorsements in Western Iowa

January 02, 2024

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Following back-to-back swings through the Hawkeye State, Nikki Haley for President is rolling out a new slate of endorsements from western Iowa, including the Mayor of Council Bluffs Matt Walsh. These prominent conservative leaders and seasoned caucus organizers will be critical in the final days leading up to January 15.

"Our momentum is undeniable. In these final days before the caucuses, we've seen a swell in support, caucus commitments, and voters coming to hear Haley's pitch for a strong and proud America," said Iowa advisor Hooff Cooksey. "Nikki's message is resonating with Iowans because they are hungry for a new generational conservative leader."

New Western Iowa Endorsements

  • Mayor of Council Bluffs Matt Walsh
    • Mayor Walsh was elected as a Council Bluffs city council member in 1996 and served continuously until he was elected mayor in 2013. Serving as an elected official for nearly three decades, Mayor Walsh has consistently worked to improve the quality of life and attractiveness of Council Bluffs, the tenth largest city in Iowa.
  • Mary Ann Hanusa, Former State Representative
    • Mary Ann Hanusa represented Pottawattamie County from 2011 to 2021.
  • DeShawne Bird-Sell, Mills County Attorney
    • A lifelong Mills County resident, Bird-Sell graduated from Creighton University's Law School in 2000. Married and the mother of four children, Bird-Sell is past president of Rotary, and a board member for such organizations as LTD, Mentoring for Heart, Mills County Love Tree, Glenwood Community School Foundation, Glenwood Chamber of Commerce, and others.

Haley's New Endorsements Bolster An Already Strong Western Iowa Team:

  • State Representative Jacob Bossman
    • Jacob Bossman is currently serving his fourth term in the Iowa House, representing a Woodbury County district. He also serves as a regional director for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley.
  • State Representative Megan Jones
    • Megan Jones is a mom, farm wife, and attorney. She was first elected to the Iowa House in 2012. She and her husband have five children and reside on the Jones Family farm in rural Clay County.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley's Iowa Footprint Grows with New Endorsements in Western Iowa Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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