Vernon’s success shows her abilities

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: March 29 2014 | 11:36 am - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 10:18 am in

I am supporting Monica Vernon for Congress in the June 3 primary.

She is a hardworking mom who built a successful small business while raising three daughters. She’s in her seventh year on the Cedar Rapids City Council and my friends in Cedar Rapids tell me she’s been a driving force in that city’s amazing recovery from their disastrous Flood of 2008.

She has been a leader in her region for more than 30 years. She’s been involved in economic development, homelessness, affordable housing, support for education and much more. Just to illustrate, she brought people together to raise $1.7 million and build a shelter for homeless women and children.

She is emphatic about making investments in infrastructure a priority. She will focus on incentives for small businesses that help put people back to work with good jobs that support families. Clearly, her many successes, in a variety of endeavors, indicate she is a strong leader who knows how to solve problems and build a better tomorrow.

Tom Flynn

Former state senator



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