More than 100 businesses owners and entrepreneurs across the Iowa's U.S. House 1st District have announced their support for Steve Rathje, a candidate for the Republican nomination.
"Each of these people either live in the 1st District, have employees who live here, or do business and serve people here," said Rathje. "They understand, firsthand that the promised economic recovery has not materialized and they want to work with a candidate who has solutions."
Rathje's Century Team of Job Creators Includes:
Joe Ahmann President, Ahmann Design, Inc.
Colleen Alexander Cashier, Student, and Entrepreneur
John Armon Director of Business Development at Point Builders, LLC
Tom Bagge CEO, Oakstreet Manufacturing, Inc
Virginia Bailey Retired, Rockwell Collins
Kathleen Banowetz President, The Retreat, Inc.
Mark Banowetz President, Great American Shed Company, Inc
Bill Becker CEO, Comweb International, Inc.
John Berns CEO, Dave Schmitt Construction Company, Inc.
Dave Brown President and CEO, Modern Piping, Inc.
Rob Brown President and CEO, Brown Well Pump Service and Brown's Concrete
Allen Burt President, Marshall County Farm Bureau
Tom Bushman President and CEO, Bushman Insurance and Real Estate
Nathan Caraway President, The Nathan Caraway Co., Inc.
Roger Cassill President and CEO, Cassill Motors Company, Inc
Pete Christiansen, Sr. President, P and D Welding and Machine, Inc.
Pete Christiansen, Jr. Vice President, P and D Welding and Machine
George Cramer-Sr. Shareholder, Cramer and Associates
Kurt Croell President and CEO, Croell Redi-Mix
Milt Dakovich President and CEO, Aspro Inc.
Dave Dircks Owner, President, Fairview Body Inc
Doug Dix President, Homewatch Caregivers and Member, Board of Directors, Keys to Living
Casey Dyball Owner, Artisan Ceiling Systems
Jeff Elgin President, J&P Elgin
Dale Emmert President, Simpson Furniture
David Falk President and CEO, L.R. Falk Construction Company, Inc.
Chuck Finnegan CEO, L.L. Pelling Asphalt Paving
Mike Finnin President and CEO, Mike Finnin Ford
Charlie Fisher President, Ken-way Excavating Company, Inc.
Art and Betty Fudge Owner/Proprietor, Bed & Breakfast and Retired Business Owners
Dick Galligan President, Construction Materials, Inc.
Dan Gee President, Gee Asphalt Systems, Inc.
Vernon Gidley President and CEO, Rubber Development
Matt Giese Co-Owner, Metal Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Bob Gleason President, Gleason Electric Company, Inc.
Shaun Graham President, Clean Cut Property Services, Inc.
Wayne & Karren Gray Retired Farmers in Tama County
Larry Gritton President and CEO, Gritton Associates, Inc.
Roger Halvorson Co-Owner, Founder, President, Eagle's Landing Winery
Connie Halvorson Co-Owner, Founder, Vice Pres. Eagle's Landing Bed and Breakfast
Mark Hanrahan CEO, MidAmerica Aerospace
Ron Hearn President and CEO, CY & Charlies, Inc.
Syvilla Hewitt Retired, Former Co-owner Hewitt Sand and Gravel
Matt Horsfield President and CEO, Horsfield Companies, Inc.
Pete Johnson Founder and CEO, IPM, Inc.
Christopher Kent National Director of Sales, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Roger Klouda CEO, MSI Mold Builders, Inc.
Douglas W. Lagerquist Owner and Sole Proprietor, Douglas W. Lagerquist Construction LLC Wausau Homes, Cedar Valley
Chris Landherr General Manager, Tool, Die and Stamping Mfg., Inc.
Brad Loney Executive, Intertrade Steel and Triton Manufacturing
Joe Ludley Retired Marshall County Businessman
Wieslaw Machinowski MD and Pediatrician
Angie McClure Administrator, The Views Senior Living Center, Inc.
Rick Miene President and CEO, Miene Grading and Excavating, Inc.
John Morgan Financial Advisor, Lawing Financial, Inc.
Sid Morris Retired Education Administrator
Leon Mosley Past Co-Chair, Republican Party of Iowa and John Deere Exec.
Gene Munier Linn County Farmer
Dr. Gene Nassif DPM-Principal, Foot and Ankle Specialists of Iowa
Jim Neiman CEO, Paul Neiman Construction, Inc.
Andrew Novotny Student and Member of the Army Reserve and Entrepreneur
Jim Ocheltree President, Elliot Bros. Trucking, Inc.
L. Bernard Pattison CEO, Pattison Brothers, Mississippi River Terminal, Inc.
John Peterson CEO, The Amana Society, Inc.
Mike Portzen Founder, President, and CEO, Portzen Construction, Inc.
Bob Rathje President, Rathje Construction Co., Inc.
Mary Rathje Executive, Rathje Construction Co, Inc.
Bob Reilly Chairman, Board of Directors, Reilly Construction Company, Inc.
Leigh Rekow Postville Mayor and President, Rekow Farms
Gwen Rekow Vice President, Rekow Farms
Brenda Rekow President, Postville Bed and Breakfast
Corey Roberts Owner/President, Tactical Insights, L.L.C.
Jeannine L. Roberts Attorney at Law
John Roetlin CEO-Kalona Cheese Factory
Charlie Rohde President and CEO, King's Materials, Inc.
Clair Rudison Vice-Chair, Commission on the Status of African Americans in Iowa
Sam Runyan President and CEO, Runyan Homes and Properties
John Sadler CEO, Sadler Power Train
Greg Saul President, PIPAC Inc.
Lea Ann Saul Vice President, PIPAC Inc.
Mr. Dan Schroeder President, Jim Schroeder Construction Company, Inc.
Marvin Schumacher CEO, Schumacher Elevator, Inc.
Joe Schimberg CEO, Schimberg Company, Inc.
Linda Smith Board of Directors, Keys to Living
Mr. Jesse Steger President and CEO, Steger Construction Company, Inc.
Dean Storgaard Founder/President, TD Machine, Inc.
Dave Streb President and CEO, Streb Construction Co., Inc.
Gary Suntken President, Classic Home Remodeling, Inc.
Al Taylor CFO, CJ Moyna and Sons, Inc.
Larry Thompson Senior Vice President, Reilly Construction Company, Inc.
Kurt Tjemeland CEO, T&K Roofing, Inc.
Craig Tobin President and CEO, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc.
Nathan Towner Director, Ambrose Equipment, Inc.
Dave Unzeitig CEO, Unzeitig Construction Co., Inc.
Jim Unzeitig Vice President, Unzeitig Construction Co., Inc.
Ken Von Muenster President and CEO, Scale-Tec, Ltd.
Steve Wells President and CEO, United Insurance Agencies, Inc.
Ron Welter President and CEO, Welter Storage and Equipment Company, Inc.
Dave Welter Vice President of Operations, Welter Storage and Equipment Company
Dallas & Joyce Wiese Retired Small Business Owners and Farmers in Tama County
Bill Wirth Retired Independent Insurance Broker
Thomas W. Yeoman President and CEO, Yeoman and Company, Inc.