Iowa’s first in the nation presidential caucuses take place one month from tomorrow and Democratic candidates are visiting Siouxland in preparation. Minnesota US Senator Amy Klobuchar talked with potential caucus-goers today at Sioux City’s Orpheum Theater. Klobuchar said her campaign was surging and she had raised more than one million dollars the day after the Dec. 19th presidential debate. She answered a question from the crowd about “recovering” from President Trump’s trade war. Klobuchar said the country needed consistent trade policies.
“This guy does tweets at 4 a.m. and there’s a saying about trade policy, keep your policies and keep your threats, he does neither.”
Klobuchar also talked about the need to reform health care with a public option, improve public education and require universal background checks to purchase firearms. Tonight, Democratic Presidential Candidate and hedge fund manager Tom Steyer will meet with Siouxlanders at the Sioux City Convention Center from 5:30 to 7:30.
A new year brought a new change to the Sioux City Council.
New member Julie Schoenherr took the oath of office.
The business owner beat out incumbent Rhonda Capron.
Mayor Bob Scott who was also sworn in for another term today had a few words of support for Schoenherr.
“I think it’s a great opportunity to help the citizens. But, not only that but to build relationships that can last a lifetime.”
Scott also thanked his family for supporting him during his 34-years in politics.
Councilmember Dan Moore was chosen by Scott to continue his role as Mayor Pro Tem.