Madison Arnold The Gazette Rural issues, diversity among major topics discussed at Johnson County Supervisors candidate forum Angela Winnike resigns as Iowa City nighttime mayor Iowa City Council majority open to 15-story project Iowa City Council votes to raise its salaries, access city health care Do Iowa City Ped Mall benches discriminate against homeless? All articles by Madison IOWA CITY — This month’s special election to pick a new Johnson County supervisor will be the fourth election in four months for Iowa City residents. First came a City Council primary in September to fill a vacant council seat; the City Council special election in October; the Nov. 6 general election; and now the Dec. 18 special election to pick a new Johnson County supervisor. The Dec. 18 special election pits a Democratic union organizer championing social justice and diversity and a Republican farmer and business owner emphasizing rural issues and fiscal responsibility. Democrat Royceann Porter, 52, is an organizer for the Teamsters and has served the Iowa City Community Police Review Board and the Coalition for Racial Justice steering committee, among other city boards. Republican Phil Hemingway, 58, is on the Iowa City school board and is a second-time candidate… Read full this story
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