Countdown to Victory: Today’s Our Day When you elect him today, Francis Thicke will redefine what the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture position should be. He has been leading an important conversation with you over the past year. You’ve called his vision bold, fresh and a clear choice over small twists – or no twists at [...]
Countdown to Victory: 1 Day You have a few more chances to catch up with Francis Thicke, your candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, before the election Tuesday. He will cast his ballot early today at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Fairfield, then set out on a two-day campaign tour with stops in Ames, Des [...]
Francis Thicke has racked up a slew of amazing endorsements from the Food/Ag Visionary Hall of Fame: Michael Pollan, Bill McKibben, Robert Kenner, Jim Hightower, Wes Jackson, Fred Kirschenmann, Wendell Berry. PLUS Democracy for America, Iowa Farmers Union, Iowa Sierra Club, Senator Tom Harkin and the Iowa State Daily. A full dozen!
Couple that with this week’s fantastic press, and we’ve got MOMENTUM! We are so stoked, we just have to do a little bragging and share the entire dozen with you, right here, right now.
As we enter the final week of the election season, Secretary of Agriculture candidate Francis Thicke received several high profile endorsements. These endorsements include in-state and national figures including: US Senator Tom Harkin, best-selling author Michael Pollan, environmental expert Bill McKibben, and former Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower.
Last night a supporter of Francis Thicke’s campaign called us with an offer to match up to 25k in contributions over the next 48 hours. That means that the 50k we need to get the message out on TV and secure a win is at hand.
“This editorial board sees Thicke as being head and shoulders above the competition, and we want him as our next secretary of Agriculture.” So said the Iowa State Daily editorial board in its endorsement of my candidacy for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Here is their full endorsement statement: Last week the Daily’s Editorial Board ran [...]
Jim Hightower’s endorsement:
“In Iowa’s election for Secretary of Agriculture, the choice couldn’t be clearer. On one hand you’ve got Francis Thicke, who has worked as a dairy farmer for 27 years, selling his products locally and actually building the economy. On the other hand, you’ve got Bill Northey who has led a team that invested nearly $1 million in Brazil’s ethanol production. In a world where money talks, maybe Bill Northey should be running for Secretary of Agriculture in Brazil.”
Thicke asks opponent to talk directly to people through debates FAIRFIELD, Iowa, October 18, 2010 – Iowa Agriculture Secretary candidate Francis Thicke called on his opponent to take the campaign to voters through debates, rather than through media paid for by Big Ag. Thicke has accepted invitations to debate incumbent Bill Northey four more times [...]
Learn more about the key differences between the candidates. Listen to the debate between Francis Thicke and Bill Northey, recorded on October 7th. Moderated by Kerry Cathcart, the debate was originally webcast on KMGO. Listen to the entire debate: [audio:http://c2494932.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/thicke-northey-debate-2.mp3] Listen to each candidate articulate their vision for agriculture: [audio:http://c2494932.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/debate-2-vision.mp3] Francis Thicke has accepted four [...]
Iowans can show their support with yard signs to get out name recognition for Francis Thicke. You can pick up yard signs at the following locations. Please call ahead of time to ensure there are still signs available as they are going quick in some areas.