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Vander Plaats to Tour Fort Madison State Penitentiary

January 3, 2006

Contact: Kristi Dusenbery
(712) 540-6776

Sioux City, IA - Bob Vander Plaats, Republican Candidate for Governor, will be touring the Fort Madison State Penitentiary, Ave. G and 1st Street. in Fort Madison, Iowa on Wednesday, January 4th.

With the recent controversy surrounding the Ft. Madison prison escapes, Vander Plaats looks forward to visiting with prison officials about their concerns and discussing proposed solutions to the challenges they face.

Bob Vander Plaats is a former high school teacher and principal who also served as a turn-around CEO of a health care and human services organization.  He is currently the President of MVP Leadership, a Sioux City consulting firm.  Bob has been married to Darla for 22 years and they are the parents of four sons.

For more information about the campaign please visit www.vpforgov.com.

Vander Plaats will be available to meet with the media after the tour at approximately 4:00 PM.

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