Supervisor Amy Johnson Endorses Stacey Walker
My late sister-in-law, Peggy Whitworth, always considered herself to be a “connector.” Peggy had a unique ability to bring people together from all walks of life – and many different sectors in society – to achieve great things. Her legacy in the arts, cultural, political and nonprofit communities in Iowa speaks for itself.
Peggy would love the fact that Stacey Walker is running to be a Linn County Supervisor. That’s because Stacey is a connector, too. He has brought together citizens and elected officials on the Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Task Force to help solve the systemic causes of poverty, gun violence and other social hardships in our community. He worked this summer to bring together citizens of different socioeconomic backgrounds to support raising the minimum wage in Linn County. And he is bringing together people from all ages and ethnicities now to support his campaign vision.
At age 28, Stacey would also bring a fresh perspective to the board. As we continue to encourage young people to remain or return to Linn County, it’s important to give this age group representation in local government. They need to have a seat at the table in order to have a say in our future.
Last, but certainly not least, Stacey has earned this opportunity. He asks questions. He does his homework. He is engaged, involved, passionate and articulate. He is also respectful and kind.
I strongly encourage you to vote for Stacey Walker for the District 2 seat on the Linn County Board of Supervisors. It would be my honor to “pass the baton” to him.