I feel like I need to note this passage:
Many Muscatine County residents came to know Barry Brauns for his work as a Republican Iowa state representative and manager of the Muscatine County Fair.He stood for what he believed in and he beat me fair and square. Condolences to his family and supporters.
Behind the scenes, friends say he was a fun-loving but hard-working man, motivated by his dedication to his family and community.
Brauns died Monday at age 79 at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, after an fall at his home five months ago.