Democrats seek leaders

Plan special nominating convention for county supervisor seats

“All politics is local,” said Rep Tip O’Neill, Speaker of the House from 1977-87.

Greene County Democrats believe strong leaders in local office are essential to good government. The central committee is looking for men and women who will serve Greene County with intelligence, energy, and a commitment to inclusive government.

The Democratic central committee is looking for leaders to be candidates for the position of Greene County supervisors for District 2 (primarily the northwest portion of the county) and District 3 (primarily the southwest portion of the county).

These candidates would run against incumbent Republicans Dawn Rudolph in District 2 or Tom Contner in District 3. Supervisors must live in the district they represent, but they are elected by voters in all five county supervisor districts. Visit the Document Center at www.co.greene.ia.us for a map of supervisor districts.

The central committee is hosting an informal session Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 pm for interested persons to help them gather information about the supervisor position and the election process. Former supervisors Jerry Roberts and Bill Raney have agreed to be there to provide information and insights.

The Democrats will hold a special county convention Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7 pm to nominate candidates for those two supervisor positions. The two persons selected will have their names placed on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election. Persons elected in November will take office Jan. 2, 2019.

Both the informal session and the special county convention will be held at the Milwaukee Road depot at 507 E. Lincoln Way in Jefferson.

In-depth information about the job requirements is available in an online document – County Supervisors Handbook – prepared by the Iowa State Association of Counties. Find it at www.iowacounties.org.

Supervisors in Greene County are paid $27,803 and are eligible for county health insurance benefits.

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