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Morrill County Commissioner, At Large

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    Josh Schmidt

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 Crop Insurance Adjuster, Rain and Hail Locomotive Engineer for BNSF
Education 1996 Bridgeport High School Graduate Attended WNCC as a Criminal Justice Major
Current Public Office, dates held none
Past Public Office, dates held Bridgeport Board of Adjustment 2008-2012
Military experience none
Volunteer experience Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department Court House and Jail Rock Golf Foundation Past member of the Eagles Auxiliary
Address 9761 US HWY 385 Bridgeport, NE 69336
Marital Status Married with 4 daughters
Age 42
Twitter @Schmidty64
We are an Ag-based community, so at the County level I would advocate for common-sense based zoning rules and regulations that enhance existing Ag-based and other operations within the County. I will not hinder the establishment of new businesses, Ag or otherwise. Additionally, we need to maintain our arterial roadways so our Ag based businesses can effectively and efficiently move their goods to market.
Work along side the Region 21 Emergency Management team to provide aid in any way possible to insure the safety of the members of our community. Continue to support the Sheriff , Fire and Rescue Departments to make sure they have everything they need to support a complete recovery before, during and after each event. Provide all the necessary support to be prepared and ready to respond as soon as any event takes place. Timely support will be a priority in insuring the safety for everyone in the county. Plan for the unexpected and we will be prepared for the event as soon as they occur.
A) Keeping property tax asking as low as possible. I'll ask the tough questions about how we can do more with less.

B) Our roads are vital to the continued successful operation of our Ag community. We need to find creative solutions to meet the challenges brought on by ever-increasing costs associated with road maintenance, management and repair.

C) Local economic effects of Covid-19. Help prepare the county for a changing economy.
I'm the best candidate for Morrill County Commissioner because I will make the right decisions. As a christian I value honesty and integrity which I will display in our County government. I'll keep the county tax levy as low as possible. I support our law enforcement, roads department and County Public Transportation. My family and I have our roots here in Morrill County and I'm excited to be a part of the next generation of leadership and find creative solutions for the challenges that our County may face in the next four years. Thank you