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Tama County Supervisor District 3 Candidate Profiles

November 1, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Dan Anderson (D-rural Tama), Luke Squiers (R-rural Tama) and John Anderson (announced write-in - Tama) are seeking the 3rd District Tama County Supervisor post. Current 3rd District Supervisor Dan Wilkens (D-rural Montour) is not seeking reelection.

Profiles provided by the candidates:

Dan Anderson:

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Dan Anderson - Luke Squiers
(no photo provided for John Anderson)


Dan is a lifelong resident of Tama County. He and his wife, Sue, farm 700 acres, part of which is a Century Farm south of Tama. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Dan graduated from South Tama High School in 1968, and then served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves. He has been a director of Poweshiek Rural Water for 22 years, 10 years as treasurer. Dan served on the Tama County Farm Service Agency County Committee for seven years and was the chairperson of that committee for four years. Anderson is a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Tama, a Farm Bureau member, and a member of the Tama American Legion.

Reasons for seeking office:

Anderson states that he is running for supervisor because he cares about the people of Tama County. He strongly believes that his past and present business experience qualifies him in the areas of budgeting, administration, hiring and managing, all skills needed to be a good and effective supervisor.

Luke Squiers:


I own three businesses in Tama Co. Each of the businesses are so different. I believe because of that, that gives me more qualifications in being a Supervisor because I can budget and listen to what people have to say.

Personal information:

My wife, Brenda Squiers, has taught Elementary Art K-5 for 7 years; our 18-month-old son, Malachi; my parents Brian and Vicki Squiers (who lives near Haven); member of Reformed Baptist Church in Tama; board member of Meskwaki Friends Center & teach Sunday School there on Wednesday nights; served on Tama Ambulance as a driver & EMT for over 12 years; volunteer for Iowa Hospice.

John Anderson:


Socrates valued truth, even to the point he'd sacrifice his own life for it. I'll try and be as honest as I can.

Hebrew tradition says you can not do three things:

Worship idols. The prize is not winning an office, its a chance to serve in another way.

You shall not murder. No one's blood is redder than anothers.

One must prepare for the day when big brother will ask you to murder, like in Nazi Germany. Like many fine pastors and priests, living there at the time, you must have prepared yourself to say "No".

I forget what the third one was.

Reasons for seeking office:

When Christ was asked what the most important rule to keep in mind, He said the Golden Rule, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

"That's all I have to say about that" quote from Forrest Gump.



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