May 3, 5-7:00 p.m.
Suggested donation: $25
I would like to ask you for your financial support of my campaign for the Iowa House of Representatives from House District 63, representing all of Bremer County and northern Black Hawk County.
It is projected that I will need to be prepared to spend between $75,000 and $100,000 in order to not only get my message out to the voters of this House District, but also to defend myself against the normal negative campaign ads that will come out from my opponent throughout this campaign season. I will need to have between $20,000 and $30,000 of these funds in my campaign bank account by May 14, 2012, which is the due date for this period’s campaign reporting period.
I will be holding a fundraising event on April 30, 2012 at the Tendrils Rooftop Garden Pavilion, at the Waverly Health Center, 312 Ninth Street SW, Waverly. Speaking in support of my campaign will be my friend and special guest, Congressman Bruce Braley. There will be light snacks and beverages for your enjoyment beginning at 5:30 p.m. Congressman Braley and I will speak at about 6:15 p.m.
I do apologize for the late notice, but I wanted to make sure that Congressman Braley could join us before I scheduled this important event. I sincerely hope that you can join us! However, if you are not able to attend, I would still appreciate your willingness to invest in my campaign. Feel free to go to my “Heckroth For Iowa House” website at WWW.BILLHECKOTH.COM and use the “ActBlue” campaign contribution system or you can simply send a check to “Heckroth For Iowa”, 1010 Ridgewood Blvd. NW, Waverly, IA 50677.
I look forward to having the honor to represent you in the Iowa House of Representatives starting in January 2013. We have a real opportunity in this 2012 election to take back control of the Iowa House and I certainly intend to be one of the new House members of the “Class of 2013”. However, to do that, I need your financial support AND your ongoing support with your friends and neighbors throughout this campaign, including your vote in November.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Supervisor Tom Little seeks re-election to the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors
Tom Little has announced he is seeking re-election to the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors in this year’s election. “Even though there have been many challenges and setbacks due to restricting ordnances, laws, and cuts in Federal and State funding, “I have and will continue to use my valuable governmental experience and my common sense approach looking for ways of generating solutions with positive results when spending tax dollars. Fiscally sound planning today, produces a stronger tomorrow for all of Black Hawk County.”Whether you are talking about our county roads, bridges, buildings or county equipment, these plans are vital for getting our County in better financial shape, thus lessening the tax burden on our county residents.”
This board has excelled in renewing the unproductive and strain relationships within our County government by exchanging ideas and sharing services. We have and will continue to work with city and other county governments exploring these ideas for the betterment of all of Black Hawk County
We have and must continue to focus on smart economic development to help ensure the growth of new businesses within the county.
Finally, I am extremely proud of the respect and professionalism that this Board of Supervisors has exhibited. It is very exciting hearing from so many county residents who have express to us their approval and appreciation. Certainly this is a true testament of the positive direction Black Hawk County has taken and that our work has not gone unnoticed.
I am a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp, retired from John Deere, and a member of the United Auto Workers Local 838. I have been married for thirty-nine years to my wife Janice and we are both lifelong residents of Black Hawk County. We have three children and six grandchildren. I feel Black Hawk County has and must continue to be a great place to raise your family
JOHN MILLER ANNOUNCES REELECTION BID
John Miller, current chair of the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors and lifelong resident of Black Hawk County announced his bid for reelection today. “Growing up just 4 miles east of Hudson and now residing in Hudson on Shaulis Road gives me the perspective of both rural and urban issues,” Miller said, “I would like to continue to bring that perspective to the Board of Supervisors for another term.”
Miller cites several accomplishments during his time on the board including the resurfacing of 75 miles of roads and the building of 2 traffic and 2 trail bridges over the Cedar River, the formation of an 8 county coalition dealing with Community Services, the reduction of over $1 million in annual tax askings for the Country View facility and the raising of the bond rating from a negative 1A to 2AA. “These are but a few of the many things that we have done over the past several years to save tax dollars and make county government more responsive to the citizens,” Miller stated. “With all the reduction in State and Federal funding that is happening currently, the next few years will be critical for those of us who are elected to local government. I would like to use my abilities to maintain the services at the lowest possible cost,” Miller said.
Miller serves as liaison to Cedar Falls Community Main Street, the Black Hawk County Conservation Board and the Board of Health. He also chairs the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization and the Public Safety sub-committee of the National Association of Counties. “Making sure that the trail system and the county parks are interconnected is one of the things I will be working on in the future,” Miller concluded.
PRESS RELEASE - Friday, March 23, 2012
Linda Laylin Announces Candidacy for Supervisor
CEDAR FALLS -- Linda Laylin, former Director of Business Services for the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance, has filed nomination papers to run for Black Hawk County Supervisor this fall. The Cedar Falls resident announced her bid for one of three seats up for election in November.
Laylin has spent over 25 years working with local businesses to create jobs and spur new development in the Cedar Valley. “I believe my knowledge of the County as well as my work experience will be a tremendous asset to the Board, but it’s the established relationships with local businesses and community leaders that will be most beneficial.” Laylin has worked with businesses, educators, and government officials and looks forward to working with the same individuals but in other ways.
As Director of Business Services for the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance, Laylin worked primarily with the existing businesses in Black Hawk County. “They create the jobs and make the capital investment here. My job has been to assist them whenever possible.” In recent years, workforce development has become an important focus for Laylin. She believes education and training are ultimately the solutions to the workforce shortage. “Businesses are needing workers and workers are needing jobs, but the skill sets don’t match. No one group or organization can solve the problem. Working together is the only way it will happen.”
Laylin is a lifelong resident of Black Hawk County. She was a graduate of Hawkeye Community College as well as a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and would like to see more women in elected government positions. She lived in Waterloo for many years, but has resided in Cedar Falls for almost 20 years. Laylin has one daughter who also lives in Cedar Falls with her family.
Laylin has served on numerous community boards including the Regional Workforce Investment Board, Waterloo Downtown Rotary Board, and the Cedar Valley Labor-Management Council. She also served as president of the Hawkeye Community College Foundation Board.
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