The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Politics

November 3, 2006

Clinton County Board of Supervisors

Jill Davisson

Party: Republican; Age: 53

Residence: Calamus

Occupation: Farming

Political experience: Fourth term as supervisor

Education: Graduate of the Clinton Community College nursing program

Family: Husband Kevin, two grown sons and two granddaughters

What are the three most important issues in this race?

State and federal mandates with limited or no funding, economic development and mental health funding.



What is your approach to these issues?

County government is subject to many mandates. In fact, the majority of what we do is determined by these mandates. The revenue we have to fund these mandates and other services is limited to property taxes, state reimbursements, some fines and fees and the sales tax. This places most of the burden on the property owners. It is imperative that the Board of Supervisors works with our state and federal legislators to educate them to the impact these mandates have on the services that are provided to our county citizens. Open and frequent communication is the key to cooperative government. By setting politics aside and working on behalf of the people will accomplish many of our goals.

The present Board of Supervisors has an excellent working relationship with the economic development groups in our county and with the surrounding areas. We need to continue to enhance this relationship and work to bring new businesses and jobs to our area. We have an excellent work ethic in our people and our schools are providing highly educated individuals to fill these potential jobs. We need to market these assets and capitalize on this potential.

New legislation has created a potential crisis in our mental health funding. Iowa is the only state where property taxes are used to fund many of these services. Limiting or ending these services will not only create a problem for the consumer but will cost more because the preventive services and dollars will not be available. We need to work with our legislators and make them aware of the impact this new legislation will have on our citizens and the taxpayer. We need to advocate for those individuals who are not able to express their needs.

Text Only
Politics
  • news_mcauliffe.jpg Virginia, Alabama races show tea party limits

    In the closing days of his losing campaign for Virginia's governorship, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called the contest a referendum on Affordable Health Care. Virginia voter Lee Killen saw it instead as a referendum on the tea party — and he voted no.

    November 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown

    The longer a shutdown goes on, the more it will be felt in day-to-day lives and in the economy as a whole. A look at what is bound to happen, and what probably won't.

    October 1, 2013 3 Stories

  • AP: Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

    For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.

    September 30, 2013

  • Moreland lifts L-Kings to win CLINTON — Mitch Moreland showed why he is the Midwest League leader in RBIs as his ninth inning single to left scored Davis Stoneburner in the ninth inning to give the Clinton LumberKings the 5-4 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

    August 6, 2008

  • Iowa Senate District 13 Roger Stewart, D-Preston, vs. LaMetta Wynn, R-Clinton

    November 3, 2006

  • Iowa House District 26 Polly Bukta, D-Clinton, vs. Les Shields, R-Clinton

    November 3, 2006

  • Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf, R-Clinton, vs. Bruce Ingahm, D-Clinton

    November 3, 2006

  • Clinton County Board of Supervisors Two seats available, candidates are Jill Davisson, Lewis Todtz, Dennis Starling

    November 3, 2006

  • Iowa House District 83 Steve Olson, R-DeWitt, vs. Reggie Kauffman, D-Calamus

    November 3, 2006

  • No Kennedy, but lots of campaigning Despite no show, Harkin, Culver push agenda

    October 14, 2006

Front page
Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Poll

What are your plans for the weekend?

Enjoying the outdoors
Staying in out of the heat
Traveling
Other
     View Results
AP Video
Olympics 2014
Featured Comment
Featured Ads
Blue Zones Project
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.