On the Road with Pam

Our little nook in the Northeast part of Iowa has long been my home and I look forward to serving our communities as your senator. I have certainly spent time in many of the towns around Waverly, where I have lived with my husband Steve for many years, but I have never before visited as a candidate for the Iowa Senate. So, I have visited each town to get to know you all a little better. Come join me in my new series On the Road with Pam!

My first visit was to Lamont, near our beautiful Backbone State Park, where I stopped by the vibrant local coffee shop that is run by volunteers! Common Grounds Coffee, which has served coffee, food and fellowship to the community since 1997 is a project of Grace United Methodist Church.


Lamont, established as part of Buchanan county in 1852, has a vibrant history, especially since the Chicago Great Western Railway made it a stop in 1886! It has never stopped chugging along ever since and continues to be a place where people love to live.


My next stop On the Road in Iowa Senate district 32 was to visit Stanley! The people who live here know what it means to thrive among friends in this town of about 125 neighbors. As part of the Oelwein community school district, the residents under 18 years old, about a third of the Stanley population, receive top-notch public education!

It was a pleasure to visit and I look forward to being back in town as your state senator after we all turn-out to vote on Nov. 3rd!

When I recently visited Aurora, a town of about 185 people, I could feel the strength of rural Iowa at its finest. Aurora was founded in 1886 by the Chicago Great Western Railway, and was officially incorporated in 1899. It is part of Buchanan County, nestled between Amish country and Backbone State Park. Thank you to the people of Aurora for staying true to the hardworking nature of Northeast Iowa!