Election preview Ward One Council
The Nebraska Signal will begin its local General Election Preview with the two candidates running for the Ward One Geneva City Council seat appearing in this edition. Incumbent Norman H. Marks is being challenged by Joe Casey this November. Their introductions and answers to some candidate questions follow. The candidates were asked to be as thorough or brief as they would like.
Next week, the two candidates for the vacant Geneva City Council Ward Two seat have been asked to be highlighted. On October 28, the five candidates for the four open seats on the Fillmore Central School Board have been contacted to fill out a survey.
Hello, I’m Joseph (Joe) Casey and I’m running for Ward One City Counsel in the November election. My wife Peggy of 20 years and I have lived in Geneva for over 20 years. Peggy has worked at the Filmore County hospital for 21 years. I have worked in the construction industry as a Project Manager and Construction Manager for over 40 years including projects in Europe and South America. Presently, I am working at IPSCO as the Quality Manager.
At 68 years of age running for Public Office was nowhere on my bucket list, but after months of attending meetings and trying to stay informed I came to the realization that the principles of Project Management, budgeting, planning and customer satisfaction are qualities that are necessary to serve Ward One.
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I am Norman Marks. For background information, my childhood was spent in rural Lancaster County within the Waverly School District. I received my education from Waverly and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I’ve been a citizen of Geneva since 1969. My wife Renae and I have resided in the same home here in Geneva for 31 years. My brother and I operate Aero Manufacturing Co. LLC and we manufacture the 17-inch ornamental steel windmills. We’ve made and sold approximately one-third of a million windmills world-wide and a significant percentage of those made have “GENEVA, NEBR.” screen printed on the tail vanes. We give Geneva positive publicity whenever possible.
Why am I running for re-election to the city council? I believe that I’m fulfilling an important duty making decisions for the betterment of the city. Working with the public as well as the city administration is something I am able to do. I’m certainly not doing it for the pay. The pay is low, but the job is satisfying most of the time.
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