May 16, 2018

Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell will campaign in Carroll Friday afternoon.

Hubbell is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. outside in the parking area near Culver’s and Pizza Ranch, just north of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce. A meet-and-greet will be part of the event.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Hubbell, a member of a foundational Iowa family tied to a raft of prominent businesses and enterprises in early Des Moines that remain influential today, says he wants to see rural Iowa flourish as much as its capital city.

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.

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.

Hubbell is one of six Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for governor in a June 5 primary.