The Exchange, 10/10/18 County Candidate Forum, Andrew Russo

Oct 11, 2018

LWV Sioux City County Candidate Forum, 10/09/18

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BBComingup next on The Exchange, we hear from the candidates for the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors and two of the candidates for the County treasures office.

The main issue on the supervisor's race is still the switch from Sioux Rivers Mental Health and Disabilities Service Region to Rolling Hills.  Flora spoke out against the move.

Mathew Ung has long been in favor of joining Rolling Hills

We also hear about a new effort engage our youngest children and talk with Pianist Andrew Russo.

That and more coming up on the Exchange. But first, this news

Intro

Welcome to The Exchange, I’m Mary Hartnett 

Last night, the League of Women Voters of Sioux City presented a candidate forum with the candidates for Woodbury County Offices.  There are four candidates for the board of supervisors and three candidates for Treasurer. The incumbent board members are Republicans Jeremy Taylor and Mathew Ung.  Democrat Flora Lee is challenging Jeremy Taylor, and Democrat Carter Smith is running against Mathew Ung. Two of the candidates for county treasurer attended the forum: Incumbent Republican Mike Clayton and Democratic challenger Bruce Garbe. 

I was one of the panelists questioning the candidates along with Woody Gottburg,   News Director at KSCJ radio and Theresa Weaver-Bayse a member of the League of Women Voters and curator of education at the Sioux City Public Museum.  The candidates were asked about issues concerning health care, finances, security and economic development among other issues.

That was an excerpt from last night’s candidate forum with Woodbury County Candidates in the November 5thelection, at Western Iowa Tech Community College. The candidates for the board of supervisors are Republicans Jeremy Taylor and Mathew Ung and, challenging them, respectively, are Flora Lee and Carter Smith.  We also talked with Incumbent Republican Treasurer Micheal Clayton and the Democratic challenger.  I was on the panel asking questions along with Woody Gottburg, News Director at KSCJ radio and Theresa Weaver-Bayse a member of the League of Women Voters and curator of education at the Sioux City Public Museum.  

You’re listening to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media; I’m Mary Hartnett.  While the county candidates are usually familiar names and faces to voters, many of the offices down ballot may be a surprise.   There are five open seats on the 2018 Woodbury County Board Extension Council.  Woodbury County Extension Service Director Molly Hewitt says there are eight candidates for these offices. 

Extension Candidates

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That was the Director of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office Molly Hewitt.  She outlined the candidates and the duties of the Woodbury County Board Extension Council.  Five open seats on the ballot for the November 5thgeneral election.   

You’re listening to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media; I’m Mary Hartnett.  You may have seen the billboards around Sioux City talking about 0-to-3 Prime Age to Engage.  This effort aims to get parents engaging with their children from birth through age three and beyond.  Brad Lego is a retired Sioux Educator who is promoting the effort.  Lego says 

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That was retired Sioux City educator Brad Lego, talking about 0-to-3 Prime Age to Engage.  The campaign encourages parents to communicate with their children from birth to age three to help them learn and engage with others.

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