Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Fred Hubbell

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Fred Hubbell

Fred Hubbell

This November’s elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Iowa gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell.

Here are some of the key reasons why Hubbell is one of the best candidates for working people in 2018:

  • He wants to end tax giveaways for big corporations and use the money to grow local businesses, including expanding broadband across the state.

  • As interim director for the state’s Department of Economic Development, he prioritized investments that created good returns for the state’s workforce.

  • Hubbell wants to invest in wind and solar energy to create new jobs.

  • He wants trade partnerships with other states and countries that will expand markets for goods grown on Iowa farms.

  • Hubbell wants to simplify the state’s tax code and lower rates for working families and small businesses.

  • Not only is he a dues-paying union member, his daughter and son-in-law are, too. These experiences have taught him that expanding the right to collective bargaining is the right thing to do.

  • He would restore workers’ compensation laws so that Iowans who are hurt on the job have the protections they deserve.

  • Hubbell favors full and consistent education funding so that teachers have the resources they need to educate Iowa’s children.

  • He wants to make higher education more accessible and affordable in order to create a more skilled workforce.

  • Hubbell will work with employers to create public-private partnerships with high schools and community colleges to equip working people with the skills that meet the needs of local employers.

  • He wants the state to have a stronger focus on job training and apprenticeship programs.

  • Hubbell will fight to reverse Iowa’s Medicaid privatization efforts.

  • He has fought to provide funding for more mental health professionals in Iowa.

  • Hubbell wants Iowa to be a partner with veterans as they transition back to civilian life. He would do this through investment in programs that expand training and education opportunities, increase access to capital investment and connect veterans to good-paying jobs.

  • As chair of the Iowa Power Fund, he led efforts to make the state a leading producer of clean energy, creating jobs in the process

To learn more about Hubbell, visit his website.

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 09/25/2018 – 11:25

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Updated: October 1, 2018 — 9:00 am