The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


October 26, 2013

Reader letter: Incumbent receives support

We would like to encourage everyone to cast your vote in the upcoming city council election. We are at a critical juncture in maneuvering the economic challenges that face our city and indeed the entire nation.

It is crucial that candidates be elected that have a progressive attitude and who choose to effect positive change.

Jennifer Graf is such a candidate for the Clinton City Council At- large seat. Incumbent Graf has a proven track record of identifying problems and implementing a plan of action that draws on her innate abilities to achieve compromise and resolution. Jennifer has an illustrious career in serving others.

She draws on her vast experience when representing her constituents. Graf has faithfully served for the last four years on the City Council. Jennifer is currently co- chair of the YWCA, chair of Bridgeview (mental health facility), a member of Rotary and a member and trustee at the First Congregational Church.

Graf’s concern and public service also extends to environmental issues. She has been the Clinton representative for the Clinton County Solid Waste Agency (landfill) for four years and has successfully expanded the plastic and cardboard recycling options.

Graf is a member of the Internal Operations Committee and chairs the Capital Improvements Committee for the city of Clinton. This has been an arduous task of fact finding. Graf has had the tenacity and courage to ask the hard questions, building a consensus to determine a path of resolution.

Graf has always been recognized for her diplomacy and professionalism. She is an adept communicator, able to listen to all sides and remain steadfast in creating a resolution for the highest good.

Please join us in electing Jennifer Graf to represent us on Nov. 5.

Dr. Don and Marcia Flory,


Last chance to replace council

This letter is to the Clinton residents. We can vote every day until Nov. 5.

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With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

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