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Grabenbauer focuses on future work as supervisor

He feels experience will help in next term

November 8, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

Tuesday's election was pretty uneventful for one of the candidates in Marshall County, as Denny Grabenbauer ran unopposed for his county supervisors seat.

Grabenbauer, a Democrat from Marshalltown, was elected with 98 percent of the vote and will begin his second four-year term on the board.

Grabenbauer was first elected to the board in 2008, topping then incumbent Republican Gordie Johnson. Grabenbauer has since been joined on the three-member board by Republicans Deane Adams and Dave Thompson, as a result of the 2010 election.

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Grabenbauer said he was pleased with his first four years on the board and called it a learning experience.

"I'm trying to look at everything with an open mind and serve the people the best I can," Grabenbauer said. "I feel I can be an even bigger help to the county now that I've got the four years under my belt."

Grabenbauer said the three supervisors have worked together well the past two years and run the county like a business.

"We all have the same goal in mind - it's for the people of the county to be treated equally," Grabenbauer said.

He feels there will be challenges down the road and cited state mandates, health care and the budget as among those challenges for the board.

"My goal is to continue to maintain the budget and be very conscious with the county spending," Grabenbauer said.



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