FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Stutler Files For Auditor Office in Linn County Democratic Primary
Cedar Rapids, Iowa – March 30, 2016
Joe Stutler, of Marion, Iowa, filed his nomination papers for the office of Linn County Auditor today. Stutler is seeking the Linn County Democratic Party’s Nomination in the June 7, 2016 primary election. The office of Linn County Auditor is currently held by Joel Miller.
Stutler is a longtime Democrat and a passionate community volunteer for many civic organizations. A veteran of the United State Army and Army National Guard, he served two tours in Germany as well as in theater during Operation Desert Storm. Joe chaired and served on the Linn County Veteran Affairs Commission for two terms. He currently serves on the Democratic National Committee’s Veterans & Military Families Council, on the Iowa Democratic Party’s Veterans & Disabilities Caucuses, and as a precinct representative on the Linn County Democratic Party Central Committee. Joe is a member of American Legion Post #298 in Marion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Joe is the Vice-Chair of Linn County Food Systems Council, Vice-Chair of the Marion Civil Rights Commission, Secretary for Valor, Inc. (the organization that hosts the Five Seasons Stand Down, an outreach program for homeless and nearly homeless Veterans), serves on the board of Community Circle of Care (the organization that sponsors the Sleepout for the Homeless), and Vice-Chair for the Granger House Cultural Center & Museum in Marion.
Joe and his wife Sarah and son Patrick reside at 2647 29th Avenue, Marion, Iowa. Joe earned a B.S. Degree in Business Management (Information Technology concentration) from Hamilton College as well as an Associates in Information Networking. He has worked and taught in the Information Technology field around the globe for nearly three decades.
When asked about his candidacy Stutler stated “I am pleased to have the support and nomination signatures of Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden (D), Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner (D), Linn County Recorder Joan McCalmant (D), Linn County Treasurer Sharon Gonzalez (D), and Linn County Supervisors Ben Rogers (D), Linda Langston (D), James Houser (D), Brent Oleson (D), and John Harris (R). When you gain the bipartisan support of virtually every single elected county official when challenging a long-time incumbent who has served with every one of those elected officials, it’s a sign that something is very wrong. Trust and collaboration are critical to the success of every organization, including government. It is the duty of all of our elected officials to make our government work for all the citizens of Linn County. It’s far easier to accomplish that when one doesn’t put their pride in front of their responsibility. It’s time to end the needless and pointless waste of time and taxpayer resources on personal battles, and it’s time to restore transparency, accountability, and collaboration to the Auditor’s office.”
2647 29th Ave, Marion, IA 52302
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