I was deeply moved by today’s Des Moines Register story on Steve Simoff, who com...
I was deeply moved by today’s Des Moines Register story on Steve Simoff, who commutes 70 miles per day from Davis City to Osceola. Unless someone offers him a ride, he walks 35 miles to his night shift as a janitor to support his family. Steve’s quiet resilience is shared by many who work multiple jobs, late shifts, or for relatively low pay to put food on the table for their loved ones. I grew up in poverty and was raised by a single mother, and Steve’s experiences resonate with me. Please know that I will continue to fight for those who are quietly fighting every day for their families – your voice should and will be heard.
Munson: 35 miles in Steve's shoes
To take care of his family and earn a paycheck, Steve Simoff, 61, walks along the interstate highway to his casino job 35 miles away.