Category Archives: Politics

Primary Picks

I’m picking Democrats in the June 5 primary election. My main political goal before early voting begins May 7 is to door knock my precinct until I make contact with everyone who might vote. It’s a tricky business this cycle. … Continue reading

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Letter to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Dear Lisa, Mike, Kurt, Janelle and Rod, It’s funny how when one gets all the information the picture looks different. Since I complained about the purchase of Dick Schwab and Katherine Burford’s property using conservation bond money after partial information … Continue reading

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Iowa Governor’s Race – Down to Two?

The winner of the June 6 Democratic gubernatorial primary will face Governor Kim Reynolds in the Nov. 6 general election. A popular Democratic view is expressed in the following email received from a neighbor who is usually politically quiet: I … Continue reading

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Day in the Life of a Political Junkie

Politics embraces the idea elected officials have term limits and the electorate gets a chance to accept or reject what they have done in office. That’s basic, and not saying much if it’s all we have. I managed to avoid … Continue reading

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Journeyman Datahead

I volunteered to be the “data guy” for a local political campaign this year. Being a datahead, data guy is a reasonable fit, although I prefer the usage “datahead” to “data guy.” Whatever they want to call me will do. … Continue reading

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Janelle Rettig Democrat for Johnson County Supervisor

Janelle Rettig announced March 18 she would run for re-election to a third term on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Rettig will face incumbent supervisor Mike Carberry and Democratic Central Committee member Pat Heiden in the June 5 primary … Continue reading

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Mike Carberry Democrat for Johnson County Supervisor

Mike Carberry of Iowa City filed for re-election to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors before last week’s filing deadline. First elected in 2014,  Carberry will face incumbent supervisor Janelle Rettig and Democratic Central Committee member Pat Heiden in the … Continue reading

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