Office Sought: Board of Supervisors – District 3
Political Party: Democrat
Candidate email address: [email protected]
Candidate Website: https://askewforsupervisor.com/
Campaign Committee: Askew for Supervisor
|Fremont Mills Community Schools||Tabor||Iowa||1959-1972||HS Diploma|
|Northwest Missouri State University||Maryville||Missouri||1979-1982||BS Chemistry, BS Sec Education Chemistry and Physics|
|University of Arkansas||Fayetteville||Arkansas||1982-1990||PhD Chemistry|
|Employer||Job Title||Start Date||End Date||Brief Job Description|
|Askew Scientific Consulting||President and Owner||2008||Current||Researcher|
|Great River Area Labor Federation||7/28/2020||Julia McMeekan|
|International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150||10/13/2020|
Why are you running for election?
I am running because of the following reasons:
1. I want to repair our gravel roads to take today’s agricultural traffic weights and stop the use of Electric arc Furnace Slag from ever being used again.
2. I want our county government to support the county fair and to bring more jobs and higher wages to the county through effective government leadership.
3. I want fair and open government that doesn’t support employment embarrassments such as the jailer Dean Naylor or county attorney replacement James Barry along with the questionable practices of Scott Sauer or Nathen Mather such as their use of private emails to conduct county business.
What are the 3 most important issues facing your office over the next term?
|Issue||Why is this important?||How will you address this issue?|
|CoVid Impact on County Budget||Becaues we will have to prioritize county services with the shortfall in tax revenue.||Work with the county staff and with open citizen committees to prioritize essential services and pain levels of county service reductions.|
|County Economic Growth||With CoVid impacts we need to make sure employment is available for county residents.||Develop an economic committee with cities and the business community to increase good paying jobs in the county.|
|Stabilize and Increase Population Growth In The County||Increase the number of students in the school system for district stability and bring more consumers into the county for business and hospital patient growth.||Move to increase employment and housing in all urban towns but protect as much farmland so the agriculture economic engine grows with other industries.|
What are the 3 most important issues facing Muscatine County over the next term?
|Issue||Why is this important?||How will you address this issue? (if applicable)|
|CoVid||The pandemic impacts all aspects of county life.||Work to make sure that there is staff and funds for increases testing and all residents can get the vaccine when released.|
|Mental Health||Key to protect the most vulnerable residents||Work within the mental health region to make sure the services are funded.|
|Economic Stability||Once CoVid vaccine is being administered then economic stability and growth is paramount to county quality of life||Work with private and government entities to grow good paying jobs in the county.|
What is the most important thing you would like voters to know about you that they may not?
I am a Vietnam era veteran that served 4 years in the Air Force as an enlisted airman, 6 years in the Army Reserve as a commissioned officer and 10 years as the Muscatine representative on the US Selective Service Commission (Draft Board).
I am a recognized member of the native american Choctaw tribe and carry the Choctaw tribal credentials an US Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card.
Recent awards I have received include the Iowa Water Pollution Control Association Laboratory Analyst award; the IOWATER Professional of the Year (Watershed Testing); the Iowa Governors Award for Volunteerism (Watershed Testing); the Water Environment Federation, Arthur Sidney Bedell Award for Service to the Iowa Water Pollution Control Association, and the Archie Greenberg Award from Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater