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Hall County Commissioner, Dist 6

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    Gary Quandt
    (Rep)

  • Brian Whitecalf
    (NP)

Biographical Information

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

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

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Occupation Hall County Commissioner
Education Northwest High School
Current Public Office, dates held Hall County Commissioner --Elected in 1986 – Re-Elected in 1990, 1994, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Past Public Office, dates held Hall County Airport Authority --- 6 years
Military experience I did not have the honor to serve my Country, but I worked my life to honor those who served. My family has a moto to live by “Take care of your Elderly and your Veterans because they have taken care of US!”
Volunteer experience Hall County Hero Flight Committee – Chair of Scrap Iron Drive. Hall County Crime Stoppers Board – Chairman Co-Chair of Hall Co. Communications and Civil Defense Committee United Way Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce Aviation Committee Husker Har
Address 609 W. 14 th , Grand Island, NE 68801
Marital Status Single
Age 65
When elected to the County Board of Commissioners I will continue to support Large and Small business alleviating all obstacles possible in County Government. Broadening the base of valuation is the only way to keep property taxes and the levy in check. Through my 24 years as County Commissioner I have consistently voted to keep the property tax levy at a level equal to that of the previous year, 10 years standing. Check your County Property Tax. It is lower than any other major taxing entities.
When elected, I will continue to: 1. Support policies which insure the safety of Hall County employees and our community. Hall County employees will be encouraged to use their own judgement regarding safe travel to work with no adverse effect. 2. I will encourage the road department, at their earliest yet safest time to clear emergency routes to ensure rural constituents access to emergency health care. 3. Encourage and support all rural routes be cleared to ensure safe travel for all essential needs. All three of these priorities will be in conjunction with the City of Grand Island when working together provide safer travel for all of our constituents.
When elected: 1. I will continue to consider Hall County as my primary job! I will work to ensure that the Tax Payer is always a top priority and every dollar spent matters. 2. I will work with Law Enforcement to make our community a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. 3. I will promote economic development and support recruiting new industry to Hall County in order to create new and prosperous jobs and broaden the tax base.
I have dedicated a major part of my life to serving the people of Grand Island and had the opportunity to thoroughly learn how the government really works, which is important in getting government business accomplished cost-effectively and efficiently for the residents of our county. I see being a Hall County Commissioner as a very important job, not as a stepping stone to higher office. I simply want to continue to honestly and diligently serve the people of Grand Island to the best of my ability. I have worked hard for more jobs, lower taxes, quality education and better care for our Senior Citizens and for our Veterans, who have honorably served our country. I have an exceptional attendance record at board meetings and have served the board and the citizenry well on my conservative voting record. I would challenge anyone say that they have more experience or have been more dedicated than I when it comes to public service.
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