Committee to nominate candidates for Jefferson County Extension Council
Four Jefferson County residents have been appointed to the Jefferson County ISU Extension Council Nominating Committee. The committee is charged with nominating candidates for the four vacancies on the council before Aug. 6.
Committee members selected to nominate extension council candidates for the 2014 election are:
Randy Baird, Julie Johnston, Dave Reiff and Becky Jaeger.
By law, the nominating committee must include two women and two men and cannot include any current member of the council.
The committee is required to take county geography into consideration when nominating candidates.
“Serving as an extension council member is one way to give back to your community,” said Terry Maloy, director for Iowa Association of County Extension Councils. “If you believe local educational opportunities are vital to the community’s well-being, then you should consider running for council. It is rewarding to know that people are able to improve their lives, farms, businesses and communities because of ISU Extension and Outreach’s education and information.”
Candidates nominated by the committee must submit petitions containing the names of 25 qualified voters to the county election commissioner by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27.
Additionally, individuals not nominated by the committee can petition to have their names placed on the ballot through a self-nominating process by submitting petitions with 25 names to the election commissioner.
Petition forms are available from the election commissioner and at the Jefferson County ISU Extension Office.
Voters will cast ballots for the nominees in the Nov. 4 general election. Successful candidates will serve four-year terms beginning in January.
To learn how Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educational programs are making a difference in Iowa, watch the Extension and Outreach 2013 annual report videos at www.youtube.com/user/IowaStateExtension.