Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Richard Gilmore is running for the Iowa Senate and needs your help. 

Please take 2 minutes to read this and I think you will agree with me that he is someone you can support.

Richard has always had passion for fixing things---solving problems. He has made a good living, fun hobbies and valuable community work out of that passion.

Who is Richard Gilmore?
· Resided with his wife Dr. Robin Plattenberger-Gilmore in Washington, Iowa since 1997.
· Grew up on an Iowa farm in Monticello-Anamosa Iowa area.
· Graduated from Anamosa, Iowa HS in 1970.
· Attended electrical trade school in Des Moines.
· Employed by Motorola, Archer TV and Xonics Medical troubleshooting repair solutions.
· Worked at Des Moines VA hospital as an essential employee for CAT and x-ray equipment.
· Married grade school sweet-heart Robin in 1973.
· Adopted two children, 3 year old Michelle and 5 year old Matt.
· Chose Washington for their future by purchasing a home to restore as a bed and breakfast in 1995 and operating it 1997-2007
· Worked to improve family housing quality in Washington since 2008 by buying homes to improve, rent to families and eventually sell.Other information:
· Traveled abroad to Mexico City dumps, Spain and Bosnia and has seen how governments fail.
· Helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity in Washington and does volunteer repair work throughout the community for those in need.
· Assisted with multiple community boards and projects.
· Served as trustee chair and finance chair for the United Methodist Church of Washington and works with the Furniture Ministry to collect good used furniture for distribution through HACAP.
· Served as a volunteer on mission trips to Appalachia, Oklahoma and Mississippi.
· Grew up as a Republican but switched parties during the Reagan era when they dropped support for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
· Worked on bikes from a young age and is an avid bike rider/racer licensed in US Cycling Assoc. since 1993.
· Rode 17 days San Diego to Savannah in 2007 at age 56, 175 miles per day 16-18 mph.

Political Philosophy
· Believes government is about solving problems, making things work properly and for the benefit of the common good.

Richard is at a stage in his life where he has valuable time and experience that he can share and we hope you will join us in supporting him.

Gilmore for Iowa Senate contact
1201 South Iowa Ave

Washington, IA 52353