(Des Moines, IA) Today, Democrat and former Congressional candidate Austin Frerick endorsed Democrat Cindy Axne in Iowa’s 3rd District Primary. Austin made it clear that he believes Cindy has the experience and knowledge to hit the ground running in Washington. Austin noted that Cindy’s experience in State Government, community activism, and small business experience makes her the best fit to go up against Congressman David Young in November.
Austin said “Cindy has been the hardest working candidate in the Third District primary. Throughout the campaign, she and her staff have worked tirelessly to fight for Iowans across the district from rural communities to neighborhoods in Des Moines holding more than 80 meet-and-greets. Cindy is hands down the best person to beat David Young in November. I ask my supporters to fight as hard for Cindy as they did for me.”
After receiving Austin Frerick’s endorsement Cindy said “Over the last six months on the campaign trail I’ve had the opportunity to travel the district attending events and getting to know Austin. I’m proud to receive Austin’s endorsement and support. Austin has been a leading voice in protecting our rural communities and denouncing corporate concentration, I will work everyday on the campaign trail to continue his message.”
Cindy Axne is a fifth-generation Iowan, a small business owner, parent and community activist. She grew up in a tight-knit family on the south side of Des Moines with weekends and summers spent on her maternal grandparents’ farm in Warren County, 4-H activities, and playing 6-on-6 basketball for the Valley High Tigers. Her parents raised Cindy and her sisters to speak their minds and not be afraid to take on tough fights – even when it was uncomfortable. That is the principle that has defined Cindy’s adult life – from working to keep state government accountable to the people it serves, to advocating for all-day kindergarten for every child in West Des Moines, and fighting to fix our broken health care system.
The 3rd Congressional District covers Iowa’s southwest corner, and includes Polk, Dallas, Guthrie, Warren, Madison, Adair, Cass, Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont, Page, Montgomery, Taylor, Adams, Union and Ringgold counties.