Thank you for allowing me to serve as your
Story County Supervisor since 2019.
I am running for re-election in 2022
and would be grateful for your support.
When Linda ran for County Supervisor, she promised to:
Keep us safe
Use our tax dollars wisely
Since being elected, Linda has fulfilled these promises by leading and supporting efforts that:
Established the lowest county property tax rate in 20 years
Kept employees and the public safe while continuing to provide essential County services during the pandemic
Opened a debris site to help residents with Derecho cleanup
Modernized our public safety communication systems
Provided opportunities for workforce retraining
Expanded broadband for rural residents
Improved water quality through funding and outreach
Funded pandemic relief to non-profits and communities
When re-elected, Linda will continue to work on these efforts, plus
Implement a climate action plan for Story County
Increase affordable housing options
Prepare for emergency services and disaster recovery
I was born and raised in Story County. My parents rented a farm for the ﬁrst dozen years of their marriage, but they dreamed of owning their own farm. When I was 10, they had the opportunity and borrowed money to buy a small farm near Gilbert. It was challenging to pay off a mortgage and support a family on 80 acres - even good Story County farmland. So they worked in town and helped my uncle farm their land on days off. My husband Jim Noland and I are grateful for the opportunity to live on the farm they struggled so hard to keep. My cousin Pat farms the land, as had his father.
Thanks to Gilbert schools, I received a good public education. Lower college costs back then, scholarships, and my mother’s hard work, allowed me to get a bachelor’s degree at Iowa State if I could do it in three years, and I did. An opportunity to volunteer with Youth and Shelter Services led me to my life’s work: helping offenders change their behavior and their lives, while holding them accountable and keeping victims safe. I worked for the Department of Correctional Services as a probation officer and later as Director for the 2nd Judicial District.
My mother's unfailing support gave me the resources I needed to succeed, and Story County provided me with a wealth of opportunities. I want everyone in Story County to have a chance at success like I did. As your Story County Supervisor, I look forward to us continuing to create opportunities together.
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