MASON CITY — One year ago while she was campaigning in Mason City, current Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird was critical of the man she eventually beat, longtime Attorney General Tom Miller, for not having much of a relationship with local law enforcement and not getting out and visiting with the public on a regular basis.
Bird has made several appearances throughout the state in her first ten months of office, including multiple appearances in Mason City earlier this week. Bird tells KGLO News that she’s had an enjoyable first ten months on the job. “It’s been great. I’ve really appreciated the chance to support our law enforcement to do something like this where we are helping people prevent getting ripped off, that’s so important. Then to just help crime victims and enforcing the constitution. I really enjoy meeting with Iowans and doing my best to do the job.”
Bird says she enjoys chatting with people to hear their concerns. “I love being there and meeting with people, because that’s what keeps me energized and keeps me focused, because I realize how important it is. Let’s say here today we talk about the scams and it helps several people from being ripped off, even losing their life savings, that makes it all worth it doesn’t it. We can do a lot if we work together and I’m here to serve and to listen, and the best way to do that is to be here so I understand what you need.”
Among Bird’s stops on Tuesday in Mason City was addressing those at the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Fall Festival about scams as well as speaking at a dinner sponsored by the Northern Iowa Republican Women’s organization.