From Jodi Draper of Mason City:
Mason City, IA: Today, Jodi Draper formally announces her candidacy for the Second Ward Council Seat. Jodi brings a relevant, broad and diverse background to the position. Jodi’s expertise in finance and accountability to the taxpayer sets her apart from all currently seated council persons. Jodi has knowledge and expertise working with budgets, grants and City/County entities in a twenty-one county area.
Jodi has a passion for people. She has walked the neighborhoods, knocking doors and asking for citizen input for several weeks. Jodi has a positive message. Jodi believes that a government should be a service for the people. She understands that our City leadership should be open, honest, above-board and people driven.
Emerging from her discussions with the citizens, the recurring questions have been: What about good paying jobs? Jobs with benefits? Jobs that could support a family? With our proximity to the Avenue of the Saints, why have we not taken advantage of the opportunity for economic development on the south side of Mason City? And, how can the average citizen be heard? Jodi believes in inclusive representation and will make sure that everyone has a voice at the table.
Take the opportunity to follow and visit with Jodi as the campaign unfolds. You will see her as a breath of fresh air. Jodi will display respect for all of our citizens, including our city employees. You will see a person with integrity, openness and honesty; someone who believes that a good leader inspires and engages the people and takes joy in seeing the people flourish and succeed.
Jodi will be your voice—a voice for the people. Jodi lives in the second ward with her husband Ken, and two school-aged children. They have four grown children and one grandchild. Jodi’s Campaign Manager is Mary Beth Greenan, with Patricia Wright serving as Treasurer.
Mrs. Draper has a Facebook page set for her campaign, located here.