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Paul Toot will be missed
5.6.16 My husband and I are saddened about the sudden death of Story County Supervisor last night. Paul was a strong advocate for the eastern part of Story County and a dedicated public servant. I had hoped to serve and learn from him. Lauris
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Together we can create the future
Story County government leadership is changing. Four-term county supervisor Wayne Clinton is retiring on Dec. 31. We need to choose a successor. It is up to us to decide what role the county will play in our collective futures and who will help lead that effort.
Think about what you want our county government to do. Think about the type of leader you want working with you to to turn your ideas into reality. Then please spend a few minutes finding out about my vision for county government and the skills I can contribute in assuring existing programs and projects meet today's needs and developing new programs and projects for tomorrow.
I believe you will see that we have much in common and that together, we can create the future. Please help me get elected to the Story County Board of Supervisors so we can begin.
Step 1 - The June 7 Democratic primary. I need your vote. Plus the votes of your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. So tell everyone, the June 7 primary is an important one locally. Click here for information on voting in the primary.
Thank you Lauris
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My response to local legislators' endorsement of my opponent
May 4, 2016 - 1 pm
A few hours ago, my opponent held a press conference at which Ames' three Democratic legislators, Lisa Heddens, Beth Wessel-Kroeschell and Herman Quirmbach, and a long-time human services agency president endorsed him.
I knew the endorsements were coming.
On January 16, I told LIsa Heddens, Beth Wessel-Kroeschell and Herman Quirmbach that I was not going to run as I had stepped forward twice before to run with issues focused on better government. As a result, the 2014 race had been so acrimonious.
However, I received new information and encouragement from some of my previous supporters that caused me to reevaluate my self-described "selfish" decision and I announced my decision run at the Story County Democrats county convention in mid-march. That day, all three local elected officials approached me to tell me that they had already agreed to publicly endorse Reno. I respect them for honoring their commitments.
I assume George Belitsos made his commitment to my opponent quite some time ago as they have worked together on similar human services issues for decades. Herman, George and I belong to the Ames Noon Kiwanis Club. We will continue to work side-by-side for the children and our community.
Lauris Olson*for Story County Supervisor
Primary candidate to represent Democrats in the general election