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Appel speaks during grand opening event

Published: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 10:59 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 11:10 a.m. CDT
Dem. Staci Appel, running for U.S. House, speaks to supporters at the Union County Democrats office Thursday evening.

Staci Appel, Democratic candidate for U.S. House, made a stop in Creston Thursday speaking to about 30 supporters as part of a grand opening event at the Union County Democrats office on Elm Street.

This race for U.S. House between Appel and Rep. David Young is still being considered a “toss up” by political experts.

Appel’s political experience includes one term in the Iowa Senate where she fought for Iowa’s statewide smoking ban, preschool for every 4-year-old and equal pay for equal work.

She told supporters Thursday she’s a proponent of increasing the national minimum wage and vowed — if elected — to work together with Republicans to create a better America.

“We have to change the way we do things in Washington,” Appel said. “We have to stop the gridlock. We need to have open dialogue and work together.”

Appel — a mother of six children ranging from preschool to high school in age and wife for 16 years —would make history if she defeated Young. She would be the first woman to represent Iowa in the United States House of Representatives or Senate.

Read more about Appel at www.appelforiowa.com

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