- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - The laid off recreational vehicle worker who introduced President Barack Obama when he visited Elkhart in February 2009 says he’s glad Obama is back to see how the economy in the community has improved.

Sixty-nine-year-old Ed Neufeldt of Wakarusa was laid off from Monaco Coach Corp. in September 2008 after 32 years on the job. Two of his daughters and two sons-in-law also lost RV jobs. His four relatives are back in the RV industry and Neufeldt works three part-time jobs.

Neufeldt didn’t vote for Obama but thinks the president “has done a fairly good job.” He says he doesn’t know how much credit Obama deserves for the county’s economic turnaround. He thinks Obama may have helped some, but thinks most of the credit goes to the community working together.

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