The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

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,

Clinton

Last chance to replace council

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

Text Only
Opinion
  • Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, North Carolina, Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.Eaton is black. The thr

    July 21, 2014 1 Story

  • UI needs to keep its admission standards high There’s been a lot of talk lately — most of it coming from the leadership of the Iowa state Board of Regents — about the University of Iowa not being passionate enough about its recruitment of in-state undergraduates. Regent president Bruce Rastetter

    July 21, 2014

  • 7-21-14 David Helscher mug Prepare for possible effects of Fed's decisions It has been more than 5 years since the Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to support the economy through purchases of Treasury and mortgage-backed debt securities. This has generally been called quantitative easing and has not been withou

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • What it was like as a teen

    Ten years ago today, I’d like to think I was checking out educational books to prepare myself for my upcoming journey through college.

    In reality, I was probably playing video games and thinking of ways to have fun, while trying not to get into too much trouble.

    July 20, 2014

  • Randy Meier Spoofing practices resurface Spoofing is the practice deliberately falsifying a telephone number and/or name relayed to the caller ID feature of a phone. This type of call right now is the number one phone scam I receive. Many people report receiving calls appearing on caller ID

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Impeaching the president Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama.No, not that the president should be impeached. But Palin is correct in arguing that, for those who assert that Obama has grievously abused his executive authority, impeachment is the proper cours

    July 18, 2014

  • Celebrate the renovated bandshell? Yes, but... I attended the ribbon cutting for the renovated bandshell on July 1. I was a proud member of the Vision 8 team that enabled the project. However, the previous Friday night, June 27, I was also a member of the cast of “Annie Get Your Gun.”When the Nat

    July 18, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season

    Little news is truly made at the Southeastern Conference's media days, where players and coaches predict, insinuate and deflect in advance of this fall's college football season.
     

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Our unwillingness to defend ourselves The U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience

    July 17, 2014

  • Alan Dixon 'Al the Pal' will be missed What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you?For starters, open your purse or wallet and take a good look at your driver’s license.Before Dixon was Illinois secretary of state from 1977 to 1981, licenses consi

    July 17, 2014

Poll

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?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook