“John has been a good friend for many years and I know him to be a man of high integrity,” John Jaszewski said in a prepared statement Saturday. Jaszewski is seeking the District One supervisor seat in Cerro Gordo County now held by Jay Urdahl. The two will face off in the June 5, 2012 Democrat primary election.
In the same statement, the Elect Jaszewski Committee released its donation policy. The committee is encouraging potential donors to give no more than $20, but will accept donations of up to $100. Any donation in check form of more than $100 will be returned with a polite thank you note.
“I don’t think voters should have to spend large sums of money in order to elect quality candidates. The campaign should not be about money,” Jaszewski stated. “If elected, I wouldn’t want to feel obligated to make decisions that might favor large contributors over others. All constituents should be represented equally.”
District One includes all precincts in Mason City’s second ward, precincts one and two in the first ward, precinct three in the fourth ward and the precinct that includes Mason South and Bath townships outside of Mason City.
Voters need not be registered Democrats to cast a ballot for either of the two Democrat candidates. .Any eligible voter in the district can vote in the Democrat primary election, by requesting the Democrat ballot at the polling place when they vote. Republicans or independents do not change party affiliation by requesting and casting a ballot in the Democrat primary election.