During the 2012 campaign the citizens of District 30 overwhelmingly told me they wanted two things from their State Representative:
- A candidate that adheres to a positive campaign
- A candidate that will work in a nonpartisan manner
I listened to the voters of District 30 and conducted myself based upon my core values:
Common Sense • Integrity • Civility
My 2012 campaign was positive, no negative attacks. I have also worked hard over the past two years, as your Representative, to work with all of my colleagues to pursue policies that are beneficial for District 30 and the State of Iowa. I wear the badge proudly as the most nonpartisan member of the Iowa House of Representatives.
I once again ask you to allow me the opportunity to represent you in the Iowa House of Representatives, District 30, in 2015. I guarantee that I will continue to represent you based upon my core values.
Please contact me with concerns or questions. I greatly appreciate your continued support.
Your State Representative House District 30
Together we can make a difference, “One Person at a Time”
The swearing in ceremonies were Monday, January 14th – and we are already digging in and working on the issues that affect every Iowan’s life. I will work hard to be your voice at the State House. Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. I am listening.
Here is another letter of support for Joe from Tom Hockensmith, Polk County Supervisor, District 3 – which was published in a recent issue of the Altoona Herald:
Joe Riding is a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives in District 30 and it is my privilege to provide this endorsement of Joe and encourage you to cast your vote for Joe in November!
Joe manages a family owned local business so he knows firsthand what it is like to manage a budget and deal with checks and balances. Joe is a common sense family man who has lived in Eastern Polk County and Altoona for over 40 years. He is active in the community and has served three terms on the Altoona City Council so he understands local government and the challenges local governments face.
We need strong leadership on important issues that affect us all. Instead of continuing to debate the hot button social issues that separate the parties, Joe is committed to focus on issues that matter to working families like bringing economic growth to Eastern Polk County.
I strongly support Joe Riding for House of Representatives in District 30. I know once you have educated yourself about the candidates and the issues, you too will join me in seeing Joe Riding elected as our representative in November.
Polk County Supervisor
We are going to be sharing some letters that have been published in local papers supporting Joe. This letter is from an Altoona resident. Thanks, Kent, for your support!
Twelve years ago my wife and I made the decision to return to Polk County with our three young children. Having grown up on the east side of Des Moines, my preference was to look east, but it was not the only area in the metro we would consider. We took into consideration schools, commercial offerings, the cost of housing, and the vibrancy of the community. We settled in Altoona. The factors we considered were found in Altoona, Ankeny, and Pleasant Hill. The tipping point was the Altoona community leadership, which included Joe Riding. I didn’t know Mr. Riding when we moved into Altoona but I came to respect his balanced approach to government as a member of the Altoona City Council. He has been a strong proponent for those things that enhance the quality of life within a community, while respecting the need to keep expenditures within reasonable limits. I later learned he developed those skills as a member of the family that owns and operates Terrace Hills golf course.
Our children are grown now but we’ll be staying right here in Altoona. This community is our home and will be for many years to come thanks to the quality of life we’ve enjoyed here for the last twelve years. Next month we have the opportunity to elect Joe Riding to the legislature in the house of representatives. Joe Riding’s strong commitment to the Altoona community has helped make life good. I believe he will represent us well in the legislature when he takes his skills as a businessman and his commitment to the community to the legislature. I support Joe Riding for State Representative. I ask you to support Joe, too.
Want to write a letter of endorsement? Send it to us and we’ll share it.