Applause filled the Dallas County Campaign for Iowa Office in Waukee as Fred Hubbell visited Wednesday, Aug. 22

An enthusiastic crowd greeted the Democratic candidate for Iowa governor at 7 p.m.

“We can’t afford to take it lightly,” Hubbell said about the election. “It’s really thrilling to me, it really is, that all of you showed up tonight. That shows your energy and your enthusiasm because that’s what it’s going to take.”

Hubbell opened his speech by talking about the record turnout for Democrats in the primary election. Then, went on to talk about how important it is to get out and vote.

Hubbell also addressed his goals for Iowa while in office, including:

- Investing in public education, including allowing all kids to go to preschool and affordable college

- Job training in high school

- Addressing healthcare, including mental health funding

- Returning funding to Planned Parenthood

- Increasing the minimum wage

- Improving water and air quality

Hubbell ended his speech by encouraging the crowd to vote for other Democratic candidates in Iowa.

“I decided to run for governor because we need to change the direction of our state,” Hubbell said. “And I need a lot of friends in the legislature and statewide offices.”

Hubbell ended his visit by talking with attendees one-on-one.

For more information about Hubbell’s campaign, visit his website.