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Chris Watts announces he is candidate for re-election to Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors

Chris Watts, currently District 3 Cerro Gordo County Supervisor, running for re-election to office in the new District 1

MASON CITY – Chris Watts announced today that he will seek re-election to the County Board of Supervisors.

Watts is completing his second term. The State of Iowa re-organized the precincts in Cerro Gordo county, setting up an election for all three seats on the Board of Supervisors.

Watts lists his accomplishments as supporting taxpayers as promised which include the following:

Lowering the Countywide levy for 5 consecutive years.

Two year battle changing Mental Health regions from County Social Services[CSS], to Central Iowa Community Services[CICS} which resulted in initial savings of $386,194.00 followed by a savings of $472,865.00 in 2021. This also allowed for $881,000 to be transferred to the new region from CSS and improved Mental Health Services throughout the area.

Refinanced the remaining balance on the County Law Enforcement Center with a net savings of $231,000.00.

Kept campaign promise on improving the County infrastructure including bridges, roads, equipment, and facilities.

Led the way on freezing Supervisor’s salaries 6 years in a row.

More public approach to Board appointments as openings arise.

Phased out the costly retirement program to employees retiring early, saving over $4 million to the taxpayer.

“While door knocking I made the promise to voters to serve no more than three terms and to continually advocate for the taxpayer” said Watts. “As Supervisor I have continually worked hard, done my homework by attending other meetings around the county, and promise to keep working to resolve all issues brought before me.”

Watts has been a County resident 41 years and is married with four children and four granddaughters.

Watts’ motto is “Promises made, promises kept.”

Learn more about Chris Watts at his website:

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