Muscatine Fourth Ward Candidates 

Name: Nadine Brockert

Office running for: Fourth Ward City Council seat

What are the biggest issues you feel should be addressed?

The need for a full-service, affordably priced grocery store in the fourth ward is the most immediate concern. Encourage the establishment of other retail outlets, such as the new bakery in the Western Mall. Improvement of infrastructure, i.e., fix potholes, repair alleys, address dilapidated/unsafe buildings would go a long way toward revitalization of neighborhoods. Push for improving the appearance of the southern gateway to Muscatine. Improve the outreach/communication from the city council representative to residents, so that people are informed about the issues coming before the City Council and have an opportunity to make their opinions known before a vote is made.

What steps would you take to correct/ impact these issues? 

Work with city staff and the Chamber of Commerce to keep areas in the fourth ward that would be ideal sites for development on their radar. Attend any and all neighborhood meetings that go on to improve communication. Hold monthly meetings on my own to hear from as many people as possible. Publish my phone number and email address so that I am easy to get in touch with. Constantly advocate for people in the fourth ward. Provide the best customer service I possibly can to move fourth ward and the city as a whole forward. Treat everyone with whom I come in contact with dignity and respect.

What else would you like voters to know about you? 

I have been the president of two women’s organizations and have been treasurer at New Hope UMC since 2006. I am a member of the Fruitland Community Lions Club. 34+ years at Monsanto, where I enjoyed a number of job experiences. Married 49 years, 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, 1.85 great-grandchildren.


Name: Vance Crumly

Office running for: Fourth Ward City Council seat

What are the biggest issues you feel should be addressed?

The way Muscatine is seen by others as “the city that has all the problems with the mayor and council.”

What steps would you take to correct/ impact these issues? 

Bring a spirit of unity to the council and work together for the benefit of the people of Muscatine.

What else would you like voters to know about you? 

I have worked with many different types of people to get goals accomplished. People who didn’t necessarily agree with each other but worked to get the task at hand done.

 

Citywide elections in Muscatine County will be held on Tuesday, November 7.

The Voice of Muscatine intends to run a brief bio of each candidate that is listed on the Muscatine City ballot. Each candidate has received the same brief questionnaire. Their answers will be published, alongside the other candidates for each office.
At press time, the two candidates not represented for the Fourth Ward’s information had not be received and will be included in a future publication as they are received.
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