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: Muscatine County Attorney
Political Party: Republican
Candidate email address: [email protected]
Campaign Committee: Barry for Muscatine County Attorney
|Drury College||Springfield||Missouri||4||Bachelor’s degree|
|Employer||Job Title||Start Date||End Date||Brief Job Description|
|Cass County, Iowa||Asst. & County Attorney||Jan. 1987||Sept. 2004||Asst. & County Attorney|
|Otto, Lorence & Barry||Attorney||October 1986||Jan. 2003||Attorney|
|Signature Construction||Project Man. & Attorney||Sept. 2004||March 2007||Project Man. & Attorney|
|Hoffmann, Inc.||Project Man. & Attorney||April 2007||May 2020||Project Man. & Attorney|
|Muscatine County||Interim County Attorney||May 11, 2020||currently employed||County Attorney|
Why are you running for election?
My passion has always been towards public service and service of others. The County Attorney’s position allows me to serve our county and then persons that are involved in the criminal system. We are all called to serve and I am pursuing that calling.
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?|
|Coming out of Covid-19||Caseload and backlog present many challenges||Have been engaged since 5-11-2020 in moving forward|
|Continuing forward with qualified and dedicated staff||Case processing requires both||Have hired competent personnel to replace lost employees and have worked with existing staff to build a team type approach|
|Continue to build relationship with law enforcement and all county employees/officials||The County operates as a larger entity that extends beyond a single office||Be aviaible, present and diligent to provide the services required.|
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)|
|The protection of our criminal justice system and the various players||The system serves all citizens and must continue to be of service||Providing work effort beyond the minimum necessary and in all facets of the office|
|Working with various governmental entities to solve common problems||We are a county and not just some cities||Work to build trust and unity through presence, excellence and example|
|Publics negative impression of government in general||Our government and offcials must be trusted to be effective||Work each day to assure that my actions are consistent with my core beliefs and values regarding service|
What is the most important thing you would like voters to know about you that they may not?
Consistent and excellent service to everyone in Muscatine County, this State and our Country matters to us all and should be expected of the County Attorney and all elected officials.