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Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Iowa Business Leaders

December 29, 2011

Mitt Romney today announced the support of business leaders in Iowa.

"These business leaders are at the heart of our country's economic engine," said Mitt Romney. "Along with new policies in Washington, a renewal of the entrepreneurial spirit, and the hard work of individuals like these Iowa business leaders, we can turn around our country's economy."

Announcing the Iowa business leaders supporting Mitt Romney, Jim Kurtenbach of Prairie Oak Capital said, "The policies of this administration have stifled business and hurt job growth. Mitt Romney is the one candidate with experience working in the real economy and different sectors of business. Job creators across the country know that they will have a leader in Mitt Romney who supports pro-growth policies, will lessen the regulatory burden, and will free the private sector to do what we do best: create jobs."

Iowa Business Leaders Supporting Mitt Romney:

  • Edward Babka, Dubuque
  • Tony Beck, Owner of Papa Murphy's Pizza Chain, Council Bluffs
  • Michael Bennett, Sioux City
  • John Bloom, West Des Moines
  • John Burgeson, CEO Iowa State Bank, Des Moines
  • David Caris, Des Moines
  • Jake Chapman, Midwest Ambulance Service of Iowa, Adel
  • Steve Chapman, President & CEO of Ruan Transport, Des Moines
  • Doug Cropper, Davenport
  • Carl Dallmeyer, Retired CEO, McClery-Cumming Company, Washington
  • John DeDoncker, President of The National Bank, Bettendorf
  • Mikel Derby, Partner, Matchpoint Strategies, West Des Moines
  • John DeVries, Retired CEO of ColorFX, Des Moines
  • David Fisher, Chairman, Onthank Company, Des Moines
  • Tom Giese, Giese Manufacturing, Dubuque
  • Charlie Giese, Giese Manufacturing, Dubuque
  • Jason Giles, Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O'Brien, P.C., Clive
  • David Greenspon, President, Competitive Edge, Inc., Des Moines
  • Curt Hames, CEO Hames Homes, Cedar Rapids
  • Levi Hancock, Smooth Surfaces, Inc., West Des Moines
  • Steven L'Heureux, CEO, Ryko Solutions, Inc., Grimes
  • Mark Hudson, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., Marion
  • Bob Jacobsen, Vice President and General Manager, Missouri Valley Steel, Sioux City
  • David Kenworthy, Storey-Kenworthy, Des Moines
  • Kyle Krause, President & CEO Kum & Go, LC, West Des Moines
  • Bill Krause, West Des Moines
  • Jim Kurtenbach, Prairie Oak Capital, Nevada
  • Kirk Leeds, Boone
  • William (Bill) Logan, State Central Bank, Keokuk
  • Chris McLinden, Adel
  • Andrew Morf, Group Benefit Advisors, Cedar Rapids
  • John Nelson, CEO Silverston Group, Council Bluffs
  • Brian Nikulski  CFP Nikulski Financial, Inc., Davenport
  • Mark Oman, Retired Executive Wells Fargo, West Des Moines
  • Spence Parkinson, Decision Innovation Solutions, Grimes
  • Ron Pearson, Chairman Emeritus & Former CEO of Hy-Vee, West Des Moines
  • Gary Ruble, Indianola
  • Mike Schreurs, CEO, Strategic America, West Des Moines
  • Karen Slifka, Partner, LS2 Group, West Des Moines
  • Tray Thomas, The Context Network, LLC, Booneville
  • Jon Troen, President, Rock Communications, Des Moines
  • Roger Underwood, Ames
  • Robert Van Diest, CEO Van Diest Supply, Webster City
  • Therese Wielage, Vice President, Merchants Bonding Co., Des Moines        
  • Sumner Worth, Waukee
  • Jack L. Zadow, Albert City
  • Steve Zumbach, Des Moines

* Company/business names are provided for identification purposes only.

Mitt Romney, Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Iowa Business Leaders Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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