To the editor:
To all those who were not able to attend the supervisor debate and/or forum, there was a lot of agreement among the candidates. However, voters want to know what makes the candidates different and after doing my research and attending these events, I found the differences.
Mr. Newell argues that he did budgeting at his prior job. Mr. Campbell has not only done budgeting for businesses, but he has also run entire businesses. Mr. Newell claims he will be a voice for the rural community. Mr. Campbell has pledged to not only be an active voice for the farming community, but for all of District 2.
Current and past supervisors talk about how the first year is a learning experience where you essentially learn on the job. Mr. Campbell has been extremely active in eliminating this learning curve before taking office. He has developed working relationships with local city governments and fostered connections with many members of the ag community including POET and those in the ag park among others.
Mr. Newell said "drainage is a big part of the job in District 2". Mark not only agrees with that statement, but went a step further by completing Iowa Drainage School. Mr. Newell also speaks praises for the current supervisors and the excellent work they have done these past years. It just so happens that Mr. Campbell received the endorsement of current District 2 supervisor Eddie Peterson.
Mr. Newell just moved back to Webster County last March. While Mr. Newell was away, Mark Campbell was investing in our community. In the past decade Mark has resided in Otho, run several successful small businesses, and has given back to the community. Mr. Newell, on the other hand, has spent the last decade living and working in Story County.
Webster County and District 2 need a supervisor who knows Webster County, not Story County. When you hit the polls this Tuesday remember that Mark Campbell brings valued experience, smart ideas and, most importantly, is the only candidate showing a true commitment.