Who am I and why am I running.

I am running to serve as the District 4 Muscatine County Supervisor because things in Muscatine County need to be addressed through a different perspective not found on the current Board.

I’m a woman, a veteran, and a retired Registered Nurse.

My goal is to help cultivate the health, wealth, and prosperity of all Muscatine County Citizens.

Researcher and author, Brene’ Brown says we should do life with strong backs, soft fronts, and wild hearts. I am wildly passionate and dedicated to caring for and serving others.  I have done this my entire life … as a nurse and a mother … with softness, compassion, and empathy. But know this, I have a spine of steel … I am tenacious and a warrior when it comes to fighting for what’s right and for the needs of those underserved among us.

In Muscatine County, issues affecting public health & women’s health; county roads, land & water; veterans & mental health; and economic sustainability cry out for a point of view like what my record shows I will bring to the Board.

Many have questioned my experience and qualifications to be your County Supervisor.

  • I have been an ICU Charge Nurse and the Director of Nursing for an Assisted Living Care Facility.
  • I have raised five children.
  • I served in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Morse Code Interceptor during the first Gulf War.
  • I am the founder of the Iowa Hemp Industries Association where I led the charge to get the Iowa Hemp Act signed into law which gives Iowa farmers the opportunity to expand into industrial hemp production and gives Iowa manufacturers new sustainable product and market opportunities.
  • I am the State Chair of the Veterans Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party which, along with veterans from across the state, allows me even greater opportunity to advocate at the Statehouse for employment, health, and welfare needs of Iowa veterans.  When we support veterans, we support all Iowans including citizens of Muscatine County.

My goal is to improve the general health and welfare of everyone in Muscatine County. That means strong public and mental health, good infrastructure, making the County an equitable place for everyone to live, with clean land and water, and ensuring women have access to healthcare.

Please, with your vote you can help me bring this fresh perspective to the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors.

Vote safely by requesting your mail-in absentee ballot and remember to get it in the mail early. The deadline is October 24 and Election Day is November 3.  

Thank You.
Shelly

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