This Op Ed first appeared on May 5, 2017 on DesMoinesRegister.com.
As a political independent, I know I’m an anomaly in these partisan times. Although, I trust that I am not alone in wishing and hoping for a day when all elected officials find a way to collaborate on good policy for the people of our state.
If we found a way to come together in that shared interest and align on a vision, our state would become a beacon of opportunity for everyone far and wide.
Our purpose must be that we leave no one out — and leave no one behind.