(AVOCA) Avoca City Manager Clint Fichter will run for the Republican Party nomination in Iowa House in District 22, which includes most of rural Pottawattamie County and a part of Council Bluffs, in the June 5th Primary.
Local supporters will be hosting a Neola Area Kick-Off Event at Sweet Gatherings on Thursday, April 19th from 5-7 pm. Sweet Gatherings is located at 111 4th Street in Neola across the street from the community center. Free scoops of ice cream will be served at the event. Please come out and meet Clint!
“As the father of six kids, I want our state to be its best for the future and I think its time for a new generation of leaders to step up and take responsibility. Too many legislators are only posturing for re-election instead of really solving problems for the people of Iowa . My main goal is to help our state and communities become more economically competitive and ensure our kids have the opportunities they need to live and thrive in Western Iowa . As State Representative, I will be a voice for our individual liberty, fiscal conservatism, local control, commonsense regulatory reform, maintaining necessary infrastructure, and a world-class education system from Pre-K to college,” said Fichter. “My expertise will also help bring about fundamental reforms of local government funding and operations, making any property tax reform successful for everyone rather than just shifting all the costs of change onto the backs of homeowners” added Fichter.
Fichter has been City Manager of Avoca since 2007 and is responsible for a $6 million budget and the City’s long-term planning process. Fichter has been recognized as an innovative community planner, public finance expert, and an advocate for small communities. Fichter earned his Masters degree in Public Administration at Iowa State University and studies law at Creighton University Law School. Fichter also serves on the Executive Boards of both the Iowa League of Cities and the Southwest Iowa Planning Council.
Fichter and his wife, Monica, live with their children in Avoca. They are members of St. Mary’s Church in Avoca. In 2010, the Iowa League of Cities awarded Fichter the Rhonda Wood Smith Outstanding Young City Official Award. Fichter was part of the Council Bluff Chamber’s Leadership Council Bluffs program in 2009 and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation (ABIF) Leadership Iowa program last year.
More information can be found at www.clintfichter.org.