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Satern announces bid for state House Dist. 7

By Staff | Jun 18, 2008

DES MOINES –Estherville resident Debra Satern officially announced Tuesday she will be seeking to represent District 7 in the Iowa House. Satern will meet with citizens from Emmet, Palo Alto, and North Kossuth counties, listening to their concerns and thoughts as she campaigns for the Legislature.

Satern was born and raised in Estherville and attended Iowa Lakes Community College before attending Briar Cliff University and Southwest State University where she earned degrees in human resource management and education. Debra and her husband, Steven, have owned Satern Custom Machining Inc. since 1997 and this company has been a growing entity in Estherville ever since. Being an entrepreneur and small business owner, Satern will bring a unique perspective to the Iowa Legislature.

“The backbone of small-town Iowa communities is small businesses, their owners, and the people employed by those businesses,” said Satern. “I am finding business owners all across District 7 who are telling me how costly it is to do business in Iowa and that is unacceptable. At a time when people are worried about how to pay for gas and groceries, we must create a business-friendly environment that promotes our small-town businesses and attracts new business and industry to create jobs, in order for our communities to survive.”

Satern also hopes to bring her experience and passion for strong education with her to the Iowa House. She was employed with Iowa Lakes Community College for 10 years and has taught parent education for Iowa State University through ISU Extension.

“Our students need to be the best educated in the world. It is our duty to ensure they’re prepared for this diverse and dynamic world,” said Satern. “I am committed to seeing that our children receive the solid education and job opportunities they deserve.”

“I believe District 7 is ready for new ideas and is looking for someone who will carry their issues boldly to the Legislature. We have good, hardworking people in District 7 that deserve matched energy. I want to represent District 7, as well as our ideals, and needs to our state government.”

Debra and her husband, Steven, have two grown children. The election will be held Nov. 4.