Knight announces his candidacy for Allamakee County Board of Supervisors

Jack Knight ...
Jack Knight ...

Jack Knight, a resident of Allamakee County living between Waukon and Luana, has announced his candidacy for the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors. One seat on the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors will be up for election in November of this year and both the Democrat and Republican ballots will each have two candidates squaring off in this year’s June 2 primary for the nomination of their respective party to then square off in that November election.

“I consider county government to be non-partisan,” Knight said. “I am running to continue good county government and I am running to fill Dennis Koenig’s representation of the Postville area at that level of government. My primary motivation is to continue my record of public service to Allamakee County.”

Knight’s public service includes an extensive list of boards and committees, including currently serving as chairperson of the Allamakee County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, as well as on the boards of Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development, Allamakee County Planning and Zoning, and both the Upper Iowa and Turkey River Watersheds. He also serves on the boards of the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center and the Iowa Organic Association non-profit organizations. He has also served on ad hoc committees for the Allamakee County Bluffland Protection Ordinance and for Clayton County in regard to writing sand mining permits.

A lifelong resident of Allamakee County, Knight was born in Postville in 1953 and graduated from Postville High School in 1971 before completing a degree in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls in 1975. He worked as a farmer and construction worker as a young man and has served as a U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Farm Inspector for the past 22 years.

Dennis Koenig of Postville currently occupies the Board of Supervisors seat after being elected to his second four-year term in the November 2016 general election. Koenig announced earlier this year he will not be seeking re-election to his current Board of Supervisors seat.

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