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Discover Muscatine offered all candidates the opportunity to provide information about themselves, their campaigns and to answer a few questions to help voters get to know them better.

Office Sought: Board of Supervisors – District 1

Political Party: Democrat

Campaign Committee: Committee for Diana Broderson

Educational Background

NameCityStateYearsDiploma/Degree Earned
University of IowaIowaIowa1989-1991Graduate Studies
University of IowaIowaIowa1987-1989Bachelor of Arts
Muscatine Community CollegeMuscatineIowa1985-1987Associate of Arts
Wilton High SchoolWiltonIowa1976-1977High School Diploma
Muscatine High SchoolMuscatineIowa1973-1976High School Studies

Employment History

EmployerJob TitleStart DateEnd DateBrief Job Description
Muscatine YMCADirector of Family Program19982022Create and supervise all family programs including self-sufficiency training, parent education, family strengthening activities, Dad and Grandparent programs, and participant childcare. Provide YMCA Human Resource duties, pre/post-employment drug program, and crisis intervention.
Broderson ConsultingOwner/Consultant19972021
Perform consulting work for private attorneys, supervised visitation, grant writing, etc.
CROSSROADS, Inc.Support Employment Specialist/Counselor1994
1997Match/supervise employees with employers and provide on-going support
MCC, Iowa Wesleyan College, St Francis CollegeAdjunct Faculty Instructor19922003Teach Ethics, Logic, Philosophy and Literature
New Horizons/Muscatine General HospitalPrevention Specialist19931994Provide prevention awareness education for drug and alcohol abuse
Family Resources, Inc.Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate19911993Provide Crisis Intervention to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

Public Offices Held

OfficeStart DateEnd Date
Mayor, City of MuscatineJanuary 2016December 2021

Endorsements Received

OrganizationDate Contact NameContact Phone
Tri-City Building Trades9/29/2022Jerry Lack309-786-7292
Electrical Workers9/2/2022Cory Bergfeld309-736-4239
Operators Local 1509/7/2022Ryan Drew319-759-3188
SE Iowa Building Trades8/12/2022Blake Hagen319-759-3188
Laborers Local 3098/39/2022Brad Long309-786-5479
Plumbers and Pipefitters9/2/2022Matt Lienen309-788-4569
Muscatine Association of Firefighters IAFF Local 6089/22/2022Michael HoppeN/A

Why are you running for election?

I believe that my leadership experience will add value to the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors by bringing a perspective developed through years of serving and advocating for families. Public service is something that means a great deal to me and I have decades of volunteer service through our local non-profits, youth clubs, board membership, county and civic organizations, faith community, and large group events. These experiences have not only given me an opportunity to give back, they have also enabled me to create good working relationships with people from all walks of life, different political views, ages and ethnicities. This strength is something that will enable me to be a better public servant and effective advocate for all citizens of Muscatine County. My experience on County Boards and Commissions including Bi-State Regional Commission, Region 9 Transportation Commission, Muscatine County Conference Board, Muscatine County Emergency Management/E911 Board, Solid Waste Commission, etc. will allow me to hit the ground running on my first day of service. I pledge to serve the people of Muscatine County with integrity, honesty, and transparency and respectfully ask each citizen for their vote on or before November 8.

What are the three most important issues facing your office over the next term?

Housing stability, mental health services, and economic development are important issues that require on-going attention by the Board of Supervisors. I have partnered on stake holder teams addressing housing stability, improved mental health services, and economic development. I look forward to continuing these efforts.

What are the three most important issues facing Muscatine County over the next term?

Important issues facing Muscatine County are large numbers of people working in Muscatine County but living elsewhere, increasing number of families in poverty or ALICE (making too much money to qualify for assistance but barely enough to live on), and need to work together toward the common good. More work is needed.

What is the most important thing you would like voters to know about you that they may not?

My experience demonstrates that I am a very hard worker and take being a public servant very seriously. I am always willing to take calls from citizens on my personal cell phone (563-260-7515) because I believe citizen advocacy and support is a primary job duty. My Faith, Family, and Community/Country are my priorities.

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