Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Iowa Electric Cooperatives Release Congressional Candidate Surveys

October 24, 2014

For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2014

Tim Coonan, (515) 991-3916
Iowa Electric Cooperatives Release Congressional Candidate Surveys
Iowa’s Electric Cooperatives ask candidates, “What is your view on America’s energy future?”

DES MOINES, Iowa —Today the rural electric cooperatives of Iowa launched a service project to educate their member-consumers about the Iowa congressional candidates’ positions on energy issues. In a series of advertisements called “Who Keeps Your Lights On” the rural electric cooperatives urge readers to view the responses from the candidates in the race for U.S. Senate and Iowa’s First and Third Congressional Districts

“The stakes couldn’t be higher this year in terms of energy policy,” said Marion Denger, board president for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives. “Our local cooperatives power the lives of 650,000 member-consumers who are concerned about affordable and reliable electricity and the future of rural Iowa.”  

The educational candidate surveys asked five basic questions about advancing the country’s baseload electricity generation capacity and other ideas for strengthening rural America. The organization received responses from all of the six candidates contacted.  Please visit to study the questions and answers. The information is provided for educational purposes only and does not represent an endorsement of any candidate or political party.

The “Who Keeps Your Lights On” advertisements will run in The Des Moines Register, Iowa Farmer Today, the Cedar Rapids Gazette and the Business Record.  

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