Candidate questionnaire: Linda Clark Nash

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

NAME: Linda Clark Nash

AGE: 62

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bonne Terre, MO

SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES:

Philip H. Nash

Lori Mahala Williams

Isaac G. Nash

OCCUPATION: Executive Director

EDUCATION:

Graduate of Central High School

Southeast Missouri State University BS

Southeast Missouri State University MA

EMPLOYER:

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Missouri, Inc.

BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: NA

PUBLIC OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT; GIVE DATES:

Public Administrator Cape Girardeau County 2012

WEBSITE:

www.semissourian,com/blogs/nash

WHAT MAKES YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS OFFICE?

As Executive Director of CASA, I am the only candidate who is already working as both administrator and advocate for some of our county's most vulnerable citizens. Additionally, I have acquired a unique blend of business know-how, having authored and administered two multi-million dollar federal programs, and have honed my interpersonal skills through interaction with diverse populations as a long-time educator. My primary focus will be to enrich the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.

WHY ARE YOU SEEKING THIS SEAT IN SUCH A CROWDED FIELD?

Like each of us, the citizens served by the Public Administrator have inherent dignity and worth. As such, they deserve to be cared for by someone who will exhibit compassion and empathy while providing a sense of stability and security; who will promote client self-determination while ensuring safety and well-being; and who will serve as an advocate, mentor, protector, and financial manager while helping them to create a fulfilling life. I will be that person.

CLOSING REMARKS:

To increase exposure regarding the issues addressed by the Public Administrator, I have been posting a weekly blog on the Southeast Missourian Website. Visit this site to become familiar with the responsibilities of the Public Administrator as well as my qualifications and positions on the issues. An informed voter is an effective voter. After learning more, I am confident you will come to see me as the best candidate. Remember to vote on August 7th.

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