Archive for the ‘BOS Vacancy’ Category

Supervisor Oleson not running for re-election

August 3, 2020

It’s official. Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson will not be running for re-election in the upcoming general election – see link below. Posted by Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor


Qualifications to run for county supervisor

December 12, 2017

Now that the supervisor districts have been approved for Linn County (see previous post), it’s time for prospective candidates to review the map and reflect on whether the time is right for them to run for county supervisor. Per the attachment, the qualifications for Linn county supervisor candidates are:

1> Citizen at the time of the election. [§39.26];

2> Iowa resident at the time of the election. Registered voter of the county/supervisor district when sworn in;

3> 18 at the time of the election. [§39.26]; and

4> At least 150 nomination signatures or 1% of registered voters in the supervisor district as of July 1 of previous year.

Qualification #2 is intriguing because we have had candidates in recent elections who resided outside the supervisor district they would ultimately represent. Those candidates were not elected, but had they won, they would have needed to register to vote inside the supervisor district they were elected to represent. I wonder if any candidate residing in one supervisor district will run in another supervisor district in the 2018 election cycle?

I was talking with a well-known Linn County resident last night and I encouraged him to seek political office – not just because he was well-known, but because he’s highly educated, has excellent job experience, and is a great communicator. He said to me that he did too many wild things when he was young and that he would never be elected because of them. I suggested to him that if you have to be a perfect person to be elected to office, then no one would be in office. Think about it! -Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor

Candidate qualifications guide.pdf

Supervisor redistricting plan approved by LSA

December 11, 2017

The Gazette reported on Friday, December 8th, that the Supervisor redistricting plan for Linn County was approved by the Legislative Services Agency. The official letter from the LSA, as well as, the official map of the districts is attached.

Prospective candidates for county supervisor should confirm which district they reside in or plan to reside in if elected before circulating nomination papers as those papers need to be signed by the residents of the district in order to be valid. And one detail that needs to be resolved is which district’s winning candidate will initially serve a two-year term versus the other two winners serving four year terms. Enjoy! -Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor

LSA Review Approved.pdf

Minutes of the final #BOSvacancy committee meeting

April 27, 2016

Minutes 4-22-16.docx

Signed resolution – #BOSVACANCY

April 22, 2016


Joel D. Miller
Linn County Auditor

From: Schmitz, Barbara
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 3:51 PM
To: McCalmant, Joan
Cc: Joel D. Miller

Attached is the scanned copy of the signed resolution of appointment. Gary advised me that the Auditors office should keep the original, so I will be sending it down.


Barbara Schmitz

Executive Assistant

Linn County Board of Supervisors

935 2nd Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(319) 892-5101

signed res. of appt.pdf

Draft minutes of #BOSvacancy meeting on 4/21/16

April 22, 2016


Joel D Miller, Auditor

From: Schmitz, Barbara
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 5:16 PM
To: BOS Vacancy; Jarvis, Gary
Subject: Draft minutes – 4/21/16

Attached are the draft minutes of the meeting of 4/21/16. Let me know if you’d like me to re-send the drafts for 4/19 and 4/20.


Barbara Schmitz

Executive Assistant

Linn County Board of Supervisors

935 2nd Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(319) 892-5101


Minutes 4-21-16.docx

#BOSvacancy decision maybe tomorrow

April 21, 2016

Do not be surprised if the decision on who to appoint is made tomorrow (4/22) at the 1pm meeting. It may be your last chance to comment. That’s my conclusion after listening to Treasurer Gonzalez’s public comments today.


Joel D Miller, Auditor

From: Schmitz, Barbara
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:37 PM
To: BOS Vacancy; !!Elected Officials and Dept Heads; Bob Bruce;; Cumulus; Dorman, Todd; Gazette; Gazette Online; KCRG (Mike Wagner); KCRG (News Releases); Kevin Barry; KGAN; KMRY; KWWL; Linn Newsletter; Marion Times; Mitchell Schmidt; Mt. Vernon/Lisbon Sun; Robin Kash; WMT
Subject: 4-22-16 Agenda for Meeting of Committee of County Officers Designated to Fill a Board of Supervisors Vacancy

Committee of County Officers Designated to Fill a Board of Supervisors Vacancy

935 Second Street SW ▪ Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Linn County Jean Oxley Public Service Center

935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Informal Boardroom, Lower Level

Friday, April 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m.


Call to Order

Approval of minutes

Public comment (5-minute limit)

Discuss and decide on Second District applicants


4-22-16 agenda.pdf

#BOSvacancy interview schedule for Thursday

April 19, 2016

The deadline to apply for an appointment was 5pm on Monday, 4/18/2014.  Three additional applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on Thursday, 4/21/2016.  They are:

2pm – Mr. Fatmir Kote – 3250 Blackberry Circle SW – Cedar Rapids 52404

3pm – Ms. Amy C. Johnson – 732 East Post Court SE – Cedar Rapids 52403

4pm – Ms. Bronica Wilson – 12  27th Avenue Drive SW – Cedar Rapids 52404

-Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor


#BOSvacancy applicant – Ron Olson

April 19, 2016


Joel D Miller, Auditor

From: Rick Moyle []
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:25 AM
To: Miller, Joel; McCalmant, Joan; Gonzalez, Sharon
Subject: Ron Olson

Dear Linn County Supervisor District 2 Appointment Committee,

I am writing in support of Ron Olson to be appointed to the Board of Supervisors District 2 vacancy. I have had opportunity to work with Ron on the Eastern Iowa United Way Board of Directors as well as when he was chairman of the 2013 United Way campaign and successfully put together a labor/contractor leadership challenge grant for the campaign that year. Ron far exceeded expectations as the chair and helped raise millions of dollars that went back into our communities. I also know of his reputation as a community leader both in his volunteer work and as a successful business person in his role at Paulson Electric Company. His construction experience would add expertise in that area to the Board of Supervisors. I feel that without a doubt Ron is highly qualified to fill this interim Board of Supervisors vacancy and therefore is an excellent candidate for this position. Thank you for your consideration.

Rick Moyle

Executive Director

Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO

1211 Wiley Boulevard SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404



#BOSvacancy applicant- Amy Johnson

April 18, 2016


Joel D. Miller
Linn County Auditor

From: Linda Langston
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 7:44 PM
To: McCalmant, Joan, <a href="mailto:Joel.Miller, Gonzalez, Sharon, <a href="mailto:Lisa.Powell
Cc: Amy Johnson, <a href="mailto:Barbara.Schmitz

Attached please find a letter of support for Amy Jonson Boyle for appointment to the District 2 Linn County Board of Supervisors seat.

Linda Langston Linn County Supervisor
(319) 721-3574
Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: Linda Langston <linda_langston>
Date: April 18, 2016 at 8:37:41 PM EDT
To: "llangston" <llangston>
Subject: Amy Johnson

Transfer this to new work account. Forward to Linn County recipients.



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