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Candidate wants to control spending at county level

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dolores Johnson, a Democrat, is running for Clay County Council At-Large in the upcoming Primary election.

"I'm running because I care about my community and the county," Johnson said. "I'm willing to work and use my time and knowledge for the job."

Johnson said she feels her experience qualifies her to run for the office.

"I've worked with my own budgets for 18 years as Jackson Township Trustee," she said. "I will continue to be dedicated to the job I have."

Johnson was on the Clay County Council for four years and is currently a member of the council.

During her first term, Johnson said the council was able to balance the budget when other counties weren't able to.

"I want to continue to work and attend meetings, as well as keep myself informed on what is going on in the county," she said.

Johnson said her main goals are to maintain spending and still maintain the county's services.

"The county deserves a good government," she said. "The council works for the people, and I'd be accountable for what I do."

Working with the other council members is important to Johnson.

"I want to maintain good relationships with the other council members, as well as the other county officials," she said.

Johnson was born and raised in Clay County and raised her own family in the county as well. She is currently retired from Riddell National Bank.

"I can bring energy to the council," Johnson said. "I am dedicated to the government of Clay County for the people."

Johnson wanted to thank community members for their past support and encourage everyone to vote and support the candidates.