After several weeks of doing my homework with a group of incredible community leaders throughout the state, I am signing up to do more work. I am announcing that it will be an incredible honor, and give me great pleasure, to be Iowa’s next governor. I am of the belief that if anyone expects to lead this state, the priority must be put on Iowans. During this time a year ago our communities were devastated. Thousands were vulnerable without power; access to food, water. Our neighbors came out to help while it took our leadership days, to tap in. leadership has to lead with the people's interests first. and I know it has been really, really challenging in spite of everything going on, to see the good, to have hope – but if there is anything that I can say to each and every one of you all today, is that I believe in you. Iowa has built small businesses; it has built national education models. Iowa has built a thriving agricultural system; Iowa has built fields of opportunity – and we're not done building we've got work to do, because Iowa is worth it. I need you all to sign up, go to dejearforiowa.com – tell your friends, tell your family, that we've got work to do, and we're going to get it done.
DeJear, D. [Roland S. Martin]. (2022, February 17) 'We're Stronger Together': Entrepreneur Deidre Dejear Talks Bid For Iowa Governor | #RMU [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6X8k0mrn30] Retrieved on April 15, 2022 from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjXB7nX8bL2U2sje8d212Yw.