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Friese, Lewis, Sullivan and Heiden in the running for Johnson County Board of Supervisors


Former supervisor Terry Neuzil (left) took a job in Michigan. Pat Harney (center) is retiring -- photo by Adam Burke
Former supervisor Terry Neuzil (left) took a job in Michigan. Pat Harney (center) is retiring — photo by Adam Burke

Filing for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors race began this week and three candidates have already announced plans to run for the three open seats.

Kurt Friese, owner of Devotay and publisher of Edible Iowa, filed papers for his candidacy earlier this week. He had announced his plans to run on Dec. 1, 2015, and declined to run in the special election held last January. Friese’s platform emphasizes sustainability, local food systems and land use issues, as well as mental health access and the minimum wage.

On Thursday evening, Jason T. Lewis, director of the Writing and Humanities Program at UI’s Carver College of Medicine, announced on social media that he is also planning to run for supervisor. He is currently in the process of obtaining the 100 signatures required to formally file. Previously, Lewis ran for the Iowa City Community School Board in 2013 and 2015.

Incumbent Rod Sullivan, who currently serves as Chair of the Board of Supervisors, has also filed papers to seek reelection. He announced his plans to run last December.

The filing period runs through Mar. 30 and the election will be held on June 7.

Update: Patricia Heiden, a fourth candidate not previously mentioned, is also running for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Little Village regrets the error. Heiden is the executive director of Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City.


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