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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Leo Stahly (D-Newton)

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  • Leo Stahly said he decided to run for office after the Harvey County Commission raised the mill levy last year, a decision he did not support. He served on the Harvey County Planning Commission for two terms and is serving his 10th year on the Darlington Township board. He worked for Hesston Manufacturing (now AGCO) for more than 37 years, 27 of these years as a supervisor. He also is a Vietnam veteran. The two main issues he would like to address are budget increases and the Kansas Logistics Park. He said the county budget has increased in the last two years, and he would like to put a limit on spending. He believes spending on the Logistics Park also should be controlled. “We’ve spent enough, it’s time to get some money back,” he said. He would like to promote job growth in the county, but he said it may take more than the Harvey County Economic Development Council to fill the Logistics Park. He also would like to take a look at transportation issues, including some of the older wooden bridges in Harvey County. He believes a plan needs to be implemented so more roads do not have to be closed due to unsafe bridges. He said he is concerned community members do not have a say in county government, and he would like commissioners to survey voters and put major issues to a public vote. “They’re the people that have to pay the bill,” he said of voters.

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