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
|University of Iowa||Iowa||Iowa||1989-1991||Graduate Studies|
|University of Iowa||Iowa||Iowa||1987-1989||Bachelor of Arts|
|Muscatine Community College||Muscatine||Iowa||1985-1987||Associate of Arts|
|Wilton High School||Wilton||Iowa||1976-1977||High School Diploma|
|Muscatine High School||Muscatine||Iowa||1973-1976||High School Studies|
|Employer||Job Title||Start Date||End Date||Brief Job Description|
|Muscatine YMCA||Director of Family Program||1998||2022||Create 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 Consulting||Owner/Consultant||1997||2021||Perform consulting work for private attorneys, supervised visitation, grant writing, etc.|
|CROSSROADS, Inc.||Support Employment Specialist/Counselor||1994||1997||Match/supervise employees with employers and provide on-going support|
|MCC, Iowa Wesleyan College, St Francis College||Adjunct Faculty Instructor||1992||2003||Teach Ethics, Logic, Philosophy and Literature|
|New Horizons/Muscatine General Hospital||Prevention Specialist||1993||1994||Provide prevention awareness education for drug and alcohol abuse|
|Family Resources, Inc.||Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate||1991||1993||Provide Crisis Intervention to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault|
Public Offices Held
|Organization||Date||Contact Name||Contact Phone|
|Tri-City Building Trades||9/29/2022||Jerry Lack||309-786-7292|
|Electrical Workers||9/2/2022||Cory Bergfeld||309-736-4239|
|Operators Local 150||9/7/2022||Ryan Drew||319-759-3188|
|SE Iowa Building Trades||8/12/2022||Blake Hagen||319-759-3188|
|Laborers Local 309||8/39/2022||Brad Long||309-786-5479|
|Plumbers and Pipefitters||9/2/2022||Matt Lienen||309-788-4569|
|Muscatine Association of Firefighters IAFF Local 608||9/22/2022||Michael Hoppe||N/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.