Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is back in Iowa less than a week after completing visits to all 99 counties and about a month ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
Klobuchar held a town hall in Sioux City today (Thursday). She read a question from a voter asking how she’d flip back counties that voted for President Barack Obama in 2012 and President Donald Trump in 2016. She says that happens by visiting small rural towns where it’s sometimes “uncomfortable.”
When you do things like that, you start understanding the rural economy in a whole different way. You understand that one size doesn’t fit all, that education’s different, that you need to have hospitals and health cares that are different. That’s why we have critical access hospitals in rural Iowa, that child care needs are different.
Klobuchar continues her two-day swing through Iowa tomorrow in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids.
This morning (Thursday), a few city leaders took the oath of office at the city hall in Sioux City.
Mayor Bob Scott was sworn in for a third consecutive term. He also served as mayor in the 1990s.
Also, new to the council, the owner of SoHo Kitchen and Bar, Julie Schoenherr.
Schoenherr beat incumbent Rhonda Capron in November.
“Thank you for trusting in me those who voted for me and a special thanks for everyone who helped me run for this office.”
Mayor Scott also chose Dan Moore to continue his duties as Mayor Pro Tem. Moore will serve as acting mayor if needed.
Alex Waters and Pete Groetken round out the rest of the members of the Sioux City Council.