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Bill Schafer announced a number of endorsements on Tuesday. Schafer is running for the Republican nomination in U.S. House District 3.

“It is time to return governance to ‘We The People,'” Schafer said. “I want to be that option.”

Schafer called his campaign a “true grassroots campaign” with volunteers in all 16 counties.

“My opponent and his team speak of having the backing of the Republican Party,” Schafer said. “What is interesting is the lack of interest the Iowa politicians, the Republican Party and my opponent have in the opinion of ‘We The People’ that make up the 16 counties in Iowa’s District 3.”

The co-chair for Angel Families, Michelle Root, endorsed Schafer.

“From the moment I met Bill Schafer I knew he was the person I would endorse and advise my friends and family to do the same,” Root said. “His passion to do what is right for Iowa and District 3 is something honestly I haven’t seen in many of our politicians.  He is going to tell you the truth and not just what he thinks you want to hear. I appreciate that. Please vote for him in the primary on June 2, 2020.”

Schafer was also endorsed by Combat Veterans for Congress PAC.

He was endorsed by the following U.S. Army generals he served with during his military career:

  • Shawn Reger, Brigadier General, United States Army National Guard (Retired)
  • Mark Toplikar, Brigadier General, United States Army National Guard (Retired)
  • Charles Whittington, Major General, United States Army National Guard (Retired)
  • Michael Tucker, Lieutenant General, United States Army (Retired)
  • Mick Bednarek, Lieutenant General, United States Army (Retired)

“Bill Schafer is one of the hardest working professionals I have had the honor to work with in my 44 years of active service to the Army,” said Lt. General Michael S. Tucker (retired, U.S. Army). “His integrity and character are beyond reproach and I will always appreciate his selfless service to the Army and our Nation.”

“I’ve known Bill Schafer for well over a decade,” said Lt. General Mick Bednarek (retired, U.S. Army). “There is no finer Leader, dedicated professional, or consummate civil servant anywhere.  He leaves no stone unturned to ensure our most difficult challenges have a solution or realistic timeline to solve.  Bill will get the job done.”

“Bill has the proven leadership…the unique ability to weigh complex issues carefully before making the smart decision and the right decision,” said Major General Charles Whittington (U.S. Army National Guard). “I’ve witnessed Bill unhesitatingly wade into difficult situations, unify diverse groups, and find solutions to complex problems…Bill gets results — Bill’s track record is impeccable, and it’s why I know he will be a strong advocate when it comes to fighting for Iowa’s working families.”

Here is a comprehensive list of Third District folks who have endorsed Schafer:

  • Tim Overlin, Executive Director for Personhood Iowa / Polk County
  • Sandy Wilson, Citizen Engagement 411 / Polk County
  • Jeff Westphal, Metal Sign Maker / Farmer / Adair County – “I especially like Bill’s thought process in thinking through the issues from a constitutional perspective.”
  • Tammy Kent, CEO OneSource Holdings, Owner Kent Farms / Page County
  • Bart Howard, President/Owner SPI Investigations / Gun Show Promoter / Polk County
  • Jeff Jorgenson, Co-Chair Republican Central Committee, USMC Veteran / Pottawattamie County
  • Heather Stancil, Co-Chair Madison County Republicans / Madison County
  • Alice Cronin, Administrative Assistant / Polk County
  • Jim Fredregill, Retired Fighter Pilot, OTR Trucker, Farmer, Viet Nam Vet / Polk County
  • Steve Baker, Retired Civil Service/ Warren County – “Bill Schafer’s moral compass points true north and there is no deviation in that needle.”
  • Ralph Amodeo, Retired Fire Officer of Des Moines / Polk County
  • Tom Miller, Small Business Owner / Polk County
  • Travis Echstein, Self-Employed / Warren County
  • Bill Hartzell, Retired Construction Contractor / United States Marine Corps Veteran / Pottawattamie County
  • Emlin Snathhorst Jr, Senior Telecommunications Technician / Polk County
  • Steve Jensen, Educator / Montgomery County
  • Michelle Kritenbrink, Retired / Polk County – “It is time to elect someone who is truly for the people, not another game-playing politician. We need someone who is strong enough to stand up against the corruption. That man is Bill Schafer.”
  • Mark Foley, Computer Analyst / Polk County
  • Joe Hildreth, Commercial & Residential Painter / Warren County
  • Brian Hildreth, Commercial & Residential Painter / Warren County
  • John Springhower, Cottonwood Hill Farms / Pottawattamie County
  • Greta McNair, Registered Nurse / Madison County
  • Janet Olsen, Veteran, Member of American Legion and VFW / Page County
  • Adam Sandahl, Baxter’s Carpet Cleaning / Page County
  • Conrad Hall, Retired from Pella Corp, Veteran Paratrooper / Fremont County – “I met Bill in Sidney, Iowa. I could tell he was a man of integrity, honesty and loyalty. He is direct and to the point. He is exactly what we need in Washington, D.C. representing fellow Iowans.”
  • Kyle Elwood, HVAC Technician / Cass County
  • Andrew Johnson, HVAC Technician and Small Business Owner / Adams County
  • Shelley Jennings, Retired / Page County
  • Ray Jennings, Retired / Page County
  • Kevin McKinney, Entrepreneur / Warren County
  • Mike Henry, Retired Brass and Woodwind Instrument repair Technician / Union County
  • Toby Henry, Insurance Salesmen / Union County
  • Lyndon Davenport, Retired Missionary / Ringgold County
  • Dea Davenport, Educator / Ringgold County
  • Larry Lidget, Lawn Care Owner & Operator / Pottawattamie County
  • Ken Ledvina, Diesel Technician, Tow Truck Operator / Pottawattamie County
  • David Royer, Farmer / Guthrie County
  • Ginger Koontz, Retired / Pottawattamie County
  • Dexter Koontz Retired / Pottawattamie County
  • Jarrod Hoover, Automobile Technician / Mills County
  • Herb Hoover, Retired, Korean War Veteran / Mills County
  • Amber Allen, Child Care / Mills County
  • Keith Acheson, Retired / Polk County
  • Frank Hayer, Investments / Dallas County
  • Nancy Hayer, Retired / Dallas County
  • Mark Roger, Small Business Owner / Dallas County
  • Aaron Taylor, Small Business Owner / Madison County
  • Michael Taylor, Small Business Owner / Madison County
  • Monty Button, Small Business Owner / Dallas County

Author: Jacob Hall