I am Esperance Hope Ikora. Just call me Hope. I was born in a small village in the Congo. Everyone in my family were farmers. My dad milked the cows, and my mom gathered potatoes and vegetables. After war broke out, we had to flee, eventually coming to America. I've lived in Iowa for seven years, and last year, in the happiest day of my life, I became a citizen of the United States of America.
I have a sense of duty and want to give back to the country and community that has done so much for my family.
When I was a kid, I read about America. How it was founded on Christian values. How people had freedom. How the First Amendment protected freedom of speech and freedom of religion. How the Second Amendment let people protect themselves, their families and their property. My family got here as fast as we could.
I am running to continue to defend these freedoms, to make sure that parents continue to be involved in their children's education, to keep our neighborhoods growing and safe.
I will bring a different voice to the Iowa House, and continue the tradition of Judeo-Christian values of building strong families, defending the rights of Iowans, providing opportunities, lowering taxes so families can keep more at home, and education with parent involvement, that has made this place a hope for the world.
Please join my campaign. Volunteer. Donate. Tell all of your friends.
- Esperance Hope Ikora