Iowan of the Week

October 2, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Sophie Homonoff, Director of Education at the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, as our Iowan of the Week.

September 25, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Mr. Eric Burmeister, Executive Director of the Polk County Housing Trust Fund, as this week’s Iowan of the Week.

September 18, 2020 Iowan of the Week
Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Mrs. Barbara Kaiman for her outstanding leadership and positivity as she serves those in need in her local community and fights food insecurity in Mills County. Barbara has acted as the food bank director, as well as serving many other roles, for the Mills County Storehouse in Glenwood for more than 20 years – all on an entirely volunteer basis. I’m pleased to name Barbara our Iowan of the Week.
September 11, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker,

September is National Suicide Prevention month. In light of this, I rise to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Joani Moller, the Area Director for the Iowa Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as our Iowan of the Week.

September 4, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker,

August 28, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker,

I ask the House of Representatives to join me in celebrating an Iowan who models the promise of the American Dream and someone who has turned their passion for dance into a thriving small business. It is my great honor to recognize Sabetha Mumm, the owner of Dance Vision in Johnston, as Iowan of the Week.

August 21, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker,

August 14, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Ms. Rachael Haaland for her outstanding leadership and positivity as she serves families and children during this pandemic by naming her our Iowan of the Week.

August 7, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Dr. Benjamin C. Bell, Jr., a longtime pastor and community and family counselor in Des Moines, as our Iowan of the Week.

July 30, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, 30 years ago — on July 26, 1990 — the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all facets of life ranging from employment and transportation to public accommodations and government services.

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