To the editor:

We are fortunate in Story County. We enjoy a quality of life here that is uncommonly good. One of the people we have to thank for this is Rick Sanders. In Rick’s eight years as county supervisor, our county and its communities have benefited greatly from Rick’s leadership; Rick provides uncommonly good leadership to Story County and its residents and businesses. He doesn’t get bogged down with party politics, he seeks answers to challenges in the county and works tirelessly with groups and individuals to find solutions that benefit all of us. Rick saw spending waste and helped establish a balanced budget. Rick has lowered taxes in the county and at the same time increased investment in important social services initiatives like ASSET. He helped update the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and is a proponent for more housing options. Rick saw roads and bridges that were in disrepair and has worked to improve our infrastructure dramatically. He has been an advocate for our parks, trail systems and natural areas.

Quite simply, Rick leads well. He communicates with people and seeks common ground to move initiatives forward, modeling respect and integrity at all times. Thanks, Rick, for serving Story County so well. Let’s keep Story County on the right track. Vote for Rick Sanders for Story County Supervisor!

Kurt Friedrich