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(West Des Moines, IA) Iowa farm advocate Monte Shaw today announced the endorsement of conservative leader and former Iowa State Representative Carmine Boal of Ankeny.  Boal cited Shaw’s combination of conservative values and history of effective advocacy on behalf of Iowans for her support.  She joins former US Congressman Greg Ganske and conservative grassroots activist Jon King as co-chairs of his campaign.

Boal stated:  “I am very proud to support Monte Shaw in the race for the 3rd Congressional District. Monte will listen in Iowa and be heard in Washington. No other candidate has his proven skills of successful advocacy for conservative causes. He won’t just vote right, he will be a leader from day one.”

Boal serves on the boards of Ruth Harbor and the Iowa Association of Christian Schools.  She was elected to the Ankeny School Board in 1996.  In 1998 she was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives where she served her Ankeny House district for ten years.  Following her service there she worked as the Policy and Development Director for the Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education.  In 2010 she joined the Branstad 2010 campaign as Policy Director, and after Governor Branstad’s election joined the Governor’s staff as the Director of State Boards and Commissions.   Since November of 2012 she has served as the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.

(The affiliations provided are for identification purposes only.)

“I have admired Carmine for years and it is a true honor to have her support,” stated Shaw.  “She has always been an unapologetic conservative on one hand, but approached the issues and other people with such thoughtfulness that she gained wide admiration across party lines.  Quite frankly, I have tried to model my approach to public service on Carmine’s example.”

Highlighting Shaw’s ability to unite Republicans, Boal joins an impressive list of endorsements from leaders who actually live and vote in the Third District.  In addition to Boal, King and Ganske, Shaw has the support of former Republican Party of Iowa State Chair Matt Strawn, State Representative Jack Drake, western Iowa financial leader Mick Guttau, and key agriculture leaders from throughout the Third District.

Shaw is Executive Director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and a former member of the Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee.  He has managed a number of Iowa political campaigns, including Grassley for U.S. Senate and Elizabeth Dole for President.  He also served as deputy national press secretary on the Steve Forbes presidential campaign in 2000 and as communications director for DC-based Renewable Fuels Association.  Shaw, who grew up on a farm in Shenandoah, currently resides in West Des Moines with his wife, Tina, and their two children, Eden and Max.

For more details, visit www.IowansForShaw.com or Iowans for Shaw on Facebook.

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