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KTIV asks candidates "Why should someone vote for you?"

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The battle for the White House is white hot. And there are some pretty heated races right here in the Sioux City area too. Specifically, districts 13 and 14 in the Iowa House, and seats on the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.

As you know, in election season, candidates can sometimes be a bit long winded. So, we had an idea. We asked folks running in these local races, one question. "Why should someone vote for you?" Candidates had one sentence to respond.

"I think the agenda I'll push down in Des Moines is going to be about growth for Sioux City and reforming our regulatory and tax climates so we have more jobs here," said Jeremy Taylor, (R) candidate for House District 13.

"I think I have an excellent voting record that shows I work across the party aisle, I think that I work with people of both Republican and Democratic backgrounds, and I am proud of my record," said Chris Hall, (D) candidate for House District 13.

"Going down to Des Moines, I would be an advocate for children and families in House District 14, and make sure that we are bringing economic opportunities back to our community," said David Dawson, (D) candidate for House District 14.

"To me, this is simply community service, and doing something for a community that I love dearly, and quite frankly, has been good to me and my family," said Greg Grupp (R) candidate for Iowa House District 14. 

"I think someone should vote for me because I am the fiscal conservative on the board, I've got the experience, I've been there quite a while," said Larry Clausen, (D) candidate for Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.

"We haven't had anyone represent rural Woodbury County for 30, maybe 40 years, there has been nobody from the county on the board of supervisors," said Brian Ashley, (R) candidate for Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.

"I want to represent the interest of the tax payer, I believe they have been neglected in the budgeting process and they need to have their property taxes reduced," said Linda Holub, (R) candidate for Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.

"I have been able to work across governmental lines, with state government, city government, people trust me to get the job done," said Jackie Smith, (D) candidate for Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.

"I work my tail off, put in a lot of hours, weekends and nights, this is a full time job for me and I fully intend to continue doing it in that manner," said Mark Monson, (D) candidate for Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.

"I have a seven point platform that I think will cut spending, will cut taxes, and also will create more efficiency in the county supervisors," said Dick Salem, (R) candidate for Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.

The only question now: "Who will you pick?"

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