Monday, March 27, 2006

Press Release – For immediate release – March 24, 2006

Contact: Angel Head, Communications Director
Phone: 641-202-3383

Schulte to take No Break for Spring Break
Congressional Candidate going strong in Iowa’s 5th District

Creston, IA – Voters seeking a face-to-face with Congressional candidate Joyce Schulte will find her throughout the district during next week’s spring break. Schulte, who officially filed her candidacy with the Iowa Secretary of State’s office last week, has actually been running for nearly a year. She continues her drive on the campaign trail this week with stops in Storm Lake, Massena, and Dickinson and Harrison counties. Other stops will be added by the start of the tour, Monday, March 27 with full details available on the campaign website that day at

Schulte will be making appearances at county fundraisers as well as thanking volunteers along the way who assisted in the petition drive that put her on the ballot. Iowa’s 5th District is a sprawling set of 32 counties requiring many hours of driving and much organization to qualify to be on the June 6 ballot. Schulte and volunteers from all 32 counties collected nearly 2,000 signatures, well over the 1,100 required.

Schulte will be available for interviews along her route and arrangements can be made with media outside of the route to talk about her candidacy.


Joyce Schulte brings a lifetime commitment to family, faith and community to the U.S. Congress. Born and raised on a farm in Missouri, Joyce was widowed at age 31 and left to raise two young sons while pursuing an education. She completed an impressive education including pastoral studies, a bachelor’s degree in general studies and a masters in education.

Joyce’s studies and life experience led her to a diverse work and volunteer history that has included the mental health field, education and family farming. Joyce is currently Director of the Student Support Services program at Southwestern Community College in Creston, where she sees on a daily basis how government funding and policies can affect lives.

Joyce’s sons, Dennis, a corporate communications consultant and Carl, a Major in the U.S. Air Force are now grown and enjoying their own families. The most recent addition and joy for Joyce is a grand-daughter by Dennis.