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Candidate questionnaire: Steve Jordan

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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NAME: Steve Jordan

AGE: 54

PLACE OF BIRTH: Marble Hill MO

SPOUSE'S, CHILDREN'S NAMES:

Darlene Jordan, spouse of 33 years; son Chris Jordan and daughter Amanda Garner, all of Marble Hill.

EDUCATION:

Graduated from Woodland HS in 1976 then attended TRCC.

OCCUPATION:

Bollinger County Associate Commissioner 2nd District, Truck driver/Mechanic, Cattle Farmer

EMPLOYER:

Bollinger County (3.5 years) & Bollinger County CO-OP (28 years), self employed farmer

BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART:

Jordan Farm

PUBLIC OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT; GIVE DATES:

Elected Bollinger County Associate Commissioner, November 2008

WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL STATE OF BOLLINGER COUNTY FOLLOWING THE RECESSION, AND HOW CAN IT BE IMPROVED?

Effects of the 2009 recession resulted in difficult but necessary cuts being implemented to formulate a balanced budget by 2010. Since then Bollinger County has run in the black, and this needs to continue; don't spend what isn't there. Residents can try to shop more locally. Leaders and citizens should be aware and protest legislation that takes proceeds from our County such as HB 1329, which will remove much of our auto sales tax revenue.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC ACTIONS YOU THINK THE COUNTY CAN TAKE TO ENCOURAGE JOB GROWTH?

We are a rural County without an interstate, railway, or major river crossing our borders. However, even without these we have a variety of employment fields - with our own citizens being one of the greatest resources to improve employment. Let's be positive and encourage those from within and without that would like to establish new businesses in our County to do so.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PRIORITY FOR BOLLINGER COUNTY?

Keep our County moving forward and remain the County of pride that many have grown up in; a place where our children and grandchildren can live and work and have the best of rural living. Improvements and growth on highways and infrastructures are a must to invite businesses into our region. Lobbying legislators and MoDot to keep our share of state revenue coming to rural roadway projects such as those on highways 34 and 51.

CLOSING REMARKS:

There are many in our community going through difficult times. Situations that make you forget about finances, budgets, or things we just want. Remember your neighbor and help them when you can. Let's not forget the One who sustains and keeps us. God allowed you life in a free country, and put you in one of the greatest places in the world to live - Bollinger County, Missouri.


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