Fred Hubbell
Fred Hubbell

September 29, 2017

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell has scheduled a slate of events in Carroll Tuesday.

The Carroll County Democratic Party will host a dinner for Hubbell at 5:15 p.m., at Jalisco Family Mexican Restaurant, 425 U.S. Highway 30. The restaurant is located in the strip mall just west of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce building. Jalisco’s phone number is (712) 775-2524. People can order off the menu.

“As always, whether you have selected a candidate or not, we hope to have a good crowd for each of the candidates who come to Carroll County,” said Carroll County Democratic Party Chairman Tim Tracy. “Our rural issues are important, and we need to demonstrate our interest in what they have to say, as well as share our views with them.”

Hubbell also will meet with economic-development leaders at the Carroll Chamber of Commerce for a lunch, tour Des Moines Area Community College’s Carroll campus where he will talk with staff and students and visit Biokinemetrics, the health care technology business founded by Dr. Steven Kraus.

Hubbell has served as president of Younkers and Equitable of Iowa. He also chaired the Iowa Power Fund, and served for a time as interim director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. His family is tied to a raft of prominent businesses and enterprises in early Des Moines that remain influential today.

Hubbell, if elected governor in 2018, says he would return to Terrace Hill, a home his family donated to the state in 1971, with a central mission: Boosting employment and business opportunities in all of Iowa, extending growth outside of the cities, with business-education partnerships aimed at filling modern jobs.

“I’ve got a lot of actual hard-working business experience in all parts of the state,” Hubbell said. “That’s what’s always interested me, is the economics, the growth, the success of the state.”

Hubbell is one of seven announced Democratic candidates for governor.