Janelle Rettig seeking re-election as Johnson County supervisor

Party primary elections are in early June

Gregg Hennigan
Published: February 13 2014 | 2:13 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 3:37 am in

IOWA CITY – She has made no secret of her plans, but Janelle Rettig late Wednesday night formally announced that she is seeking re-election to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

Rettig, a Democrat, is the current chairwoman of the five-member board.

She said in her four years as a supervisor the county has established a reserve policy for county funds, created a Finance Department, made infrastructure improvements, produced a sustainability plan and more.

“I think we’ve made a lot of progress in the last four years, and there are some projects we haven’t finished and I’d like to see them through,” she said Thursday.

That upcoming work includes the completion of the Finance Department, implementation of a five-year road plan and a maintenance plan and moving forward on acquiring land in a voter-approved conservation bond.

The seats held by Rettig and Republican Supervisor John Etheredge are up for election this year.

Party primary elections are in early June, with the nominees moving on to November’s general election.

Mike Carberry and Lisa Green-Douglass have already announced their candidacies in the Democratic primary.

Rettig was appointed to an open seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors in October 2009, won a special election in January 2010 and then won a regular election that fall.

Rettig, 48, lives at 110 Shrader Rd. in Iowa City. She is married to Robin Butler.

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