To the editor:

I am writing to express my complete support of Rick Sanders for Story County supervisor. Rick Sanders is a proven leader that has demonstrated fiscal responsibility, regard for Story County quality of life and compassion for the most vulnerable among us.

During the time Rick Sanders has served as Story County supervisor, there has been lower levy rates four of the past five years, down 13 percent since 2010. There has been an increased investment in vital infrastructure by 34 percent. And there has been an increase in investment in our most vital human service programs, nearly doubling county funds supporting many social service programs that address the health and well-being of Story County residents.

Rick Sanders serves on over 15 local, state and national boards and commissions that range from those addressing workforce development and emergency management to mental health and disabilities. Rick Sanders has the comprehensive knowledge, the demonstrated experience, the vision and the ability to create a strong future for the Story County community. I trust Rick Sanders to make the tough decisions. Please join me by voting for Rick Sanders for Story County supervisor.

Gloria Symons