Sinclair announces Iowa Senate District 14 bid
ALLERTON – Wayne County Supervisor Amy Sinclair announced today she will seek the Republican nomination for Iowa Senate District 14. The newly created district includes Wayne, Decatur, Clarke, Lucas, Marion and part of Jasper counties.
Sinclair has served two terms on the Wayne County Board of Supervisors. She and her husband Boyd, who is a fifth-grade teacher at Wayne Community Schools, have three sons, and farm near Allerton.
“I understand the issues southern Iowans face every day as I have lived, worked and raised my family in Wayne County for more than 17 years,” Sinclair said. “Iowans deserve a State Senator who is an experienced leader tempered with faith and strong family values. I am that candidate.”
Education is a top priority for Sinclair, who said she will be watching the education reform discussions in the upcoming legislative session with great interest. As the next State Senator in District 14, she will advocate for strong local control of schools; improved teacher, student and parent accountability; and renewed pre-eminence for Iowa’s educational system.
Spending nearly the last two decades in southern Iowa, Sinclair has witnessed high unemployment rates, and struggles facing small business owners and the agricultural community.
“I firmly believe in giving our best to lift up our community,” Sinclair said. “I will do that to make southern Iowa and our great state flourish. It is vital we reduce the cumbersome regulations that inhibit economic growth. I believe a government that governs least is the best and that the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.”
Sinclair has held numerous leadership positions on boards and committees such as the Iowa County Engineers, Service Bureau, South Iowa Area Crime Commission, Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa, Chariton Valley Transportation Planning Affiliate, South Central Iowa Community Action Agency and Wayne County Farm Bureau.