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Hall County Commissioner, Dist 2

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    Karen Bredthauer

  • Bill Mowinkel

Biographical Information

If elected, what are your priorities for economic development in your county?

If elected, what would be your three highest priorities in an extreme weather event?

If elected, what would you consider to be your top three priorities? Please detail.

Why are you the best candidate for this position?

Occupation Successful Farm-Ranch Operation, Grand Island Business Owner, Developer-Owner Springdale Subdivision
Education Graduated Ord High School 1985, Graduated with a Technical Trade Certificate 1987, Institute of Excellence Leadership Development Program 2019.
Current Public Office, dates held Elected to Hall County Board Commissioners 2016
Past Public Office, dates held Grand Island-Hall County Regional Planning 2007, Grand Island - Hall Co. Zoning Board Adjustments 2006 and Hall Co. Interjurisdictional Planning Commission Board 2008
Military experience N/A
Volunteer experience Habitat for Humanity Builders Committee, United Way Chairperson for Hall County Employees - 2018 and Red Cross Volunteer
Address 940 S. North Road, Grand Island, NE 68803
Marital Status Single
Age 53
Knowing that economic development is the key to broadening the tax base and therefore keeping the tax levy in check, I would support the following:

1. Continue to improve our roads and bridges insuring that the infrastructure is solid when a new or expanding business seeks land for development. With little undeveloped land available within the city, larger tracts of land would more likely be available in rural areas. 2. Continue to promote policies which support business rather than policies that could make business development more difficult. For instance, promoting conditional use permits like the recent "Smart Soil, LLC". 3. Continue to financially support Economic Development's day to day operational expenses.
In an extreme weather situation I would continue to support the following:

1. Measure to keep our employees safe, such as allowing employees to come to work when they feel safe to travel, using their accumulated paid time off. 2. Encourage the road department to clear roads, as soon as they can safely, using overtime if necessary to support safe travel on rural roads, particularly for emergencies. 3. Encourage all down town sidewalks and parking lots near County buildings be cleared and safe from slips and falls.
My top priorities during the last 4 years on the board, have been and will continue to be the following:

1. Maintain or lower the present tax levy so that people can afford to remain in their homes, and so that business can flourish. 2. Encourage Hall County to look for ways to work more efficiently and effectively so that during these economic times the County can maintain their workforce and therefore the services our Taxpayers deserve. 3. Work to improve our County roads and bridges to insure safe travel for all.
I'm committed to Hall County and want to continue as a Public Servant to serve the residents of Grand Island - Hall County. My voting record 'Has Proven' I am a fiscal conservative, with NO increases in taxes (mill levy), putting the cap on spending, watching out for issues that are important to the taxpayer of Grand Island - Hall County. I have gone up against some tough opponents to fight for issues that are important to Grand Island - Hall County. Because I Have Listened to the concerns of the taxpayer, my 12 years experience serving in Hall County Government has me successful serving for four years on the Hall County Board of Commissioners focusing on No tax levy increases, revitalizing the economy and creating an atmosphere in which both large and small business can thrive.
Occupation Retired
Education Specialist Degree
Current Public Office, dates held None
Past Public Office, dates held None
Military experience None
Volunteer experience Economic Development Board, 4-H Leader Coach Softball& Wrestling,
Address 1323 Meadow Road Grand Island, NE 68803
Marital Status Married 45 years
Infrastructure and recruitment
Public Safety Notification Temporary Shelters
Economic Development Public Safety Economic Efficiencies
Knowledge of budget proven record of reorganizing for efficiencies