Here are the words Joleen shared at the Saturday, March 24 Clayton County Democratic Convention.
Hello Clayton County Democrats, I am Joleen Jansen, I am running for the Democratic nomination for Clayton County Supervisor and I am asking for for your vote in the June 5th primary. My husband, Jim and I live south of Elkader near the Motor Mill, in the Turkey River Watershed, where we raised our three children Jessica, Jacob and Jenna.
For the past nearly 20 years I have owned and operated Jansen Products a media transfer, web development and marketing business. Also, I am the program manager for the Clayton County Energy District. Prior to that I was public servant working as the sanitarian and zoning administrator for Winneshiek County and before that the City of Dubuque.
I served twelve years or 3 terms on the Central Community School board and I am an active community member.
I am campaigning on the promise of being informed and open minded. While I believe it is time for gender and political balance at the Clayton County board of supervisors table, more importantly, I believe it is time we elect new county leaders with a progressive vision for the future. Leaders who are strongly committed to serving the interest of everyone. I do not represent special interest or have a personal agenda. A vote for me means a vote for someone who is strongly committed to a good governance for the common good.
As a new supervisor I will prioritize the implementation of the County’s new Comprehensive Visioning Plan. Over the past few months I have been participating in the comprehensive planning process by serving as a member of the steering committee and in focus groups.
The current plan was developed in 2002 and is outdated. This land use plan must come from the grass roots and address the many aspects of life in Clayton County, including public health and resident well being, the natural resources, our rich agricultural tradition and the county’s economic interests. This new plan will be used by county leaders as they study future development. This is so important for the people who love life in Clayton County. I believe, through effective administration of an updated comprehensive plan, Clayton County leaders can instill confidence the common interest will be served. I hope you will vote for me to be a steward of that plan.
Please visit my website JoleenJansenSupervisor.com to learn more about what qualifies me for serving you on the Clayton County Board of Supervisors.