Klobuchar Campaign Press Release - Iowa State Representative Charlie McConkey Endorses Amy Klobuchar for President

January 14, 2020

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DES MOINES, IA — Iowa State Representative Charlie McConkey today endorsed Senator Amy Klobuchar for President. McConkey, who represents House District 15 in Council Bluffs, previously endorsed Senator Cory Booker.

"Like Senator Booker, Senator Klobuchar has run a campaign with a positive, unifying message that will bring this country together -- not divide us," said State Rep. Charlie McConkey. "Senator Klobuchar is committed to championing economic policies that give all Iowans and Americans an opportunity to succeed. For Senator Klobuchar and for myself, respecting the dignity of work means raising the minimum wage, making sure people have a secure retirement, and supporting universal health care for all Americans. Amy is someone who tells the truth, doesn't make promises she can't keep, and has people's backs -- which is why I am proud to support her to be our next President."

McConkey is currently serving his third term in the Iowa House. He serves on the Commerce, Economic Growth, Labor, and Ways and Means committees, as well as the Education Appropriations Subcommittee and the Flood Mitigation Board. A former steelworker and small business owner, McConkey is a member of United Steelworkers Local 3141 and has served on the Board of Steelworkers Credit Union.

Klobuchar, who has been widely praised for her legislative record in the U.S. Senate, has the support of more than 20 current and former members of the Iowa Legislature -- the most of any candidate. Each time she has led the ticket as a Senate candidate in Minnesota, Democrats have flipped the State House of Representatives from Republican to Democratic control.

Other sitting Iowa legislators supporting Klobuchar include:
Iowa Senator Kevin Kinney
Iowa Senator Liz Mathis
Iowa Senator Rich Taylor
Iowa Senator Todd Taylor
Iowa Representative Marti Anderson
Iowa Representative Bruce Bearinger
Iowa Representative Molly Donahue
Iowa Representative Ruth Ann Gaines
Iowa Representative Andy McKean
Iowa Representative Sharon Steckman
Iowa Representative Cindy Winckler

Amy Klobuchar, Klobuchar Campaign Press Release - Iowa State Representative Charlie McConkey Endorses Amy Klobuchar for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/365979

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