Q & A with Lincoln County Commissioner Dist. 4 incumbent Walter Johnson
Read our Q & A with Lincoln County Commissioner District 4 incumbent Walter "Walt" Johnson below. We did not edit the candidate's response.
My priorities are improving county roads and keeping control of taxes. I am driven to be a county commissioner, because of my continued desire to preform a civic duty and support our great community.
Road priorities need to be governed by general criteria: Condition of the road, amount of traffic, type of traffic, and whether it's an arterial road or a secondary road.
The county's principle role in economic development is prudent expenditure of tax money and to work with the city and villages to expand economic development.
With Federal and State mandates, I feel that the jail expansion will benefit Lincoln County as well as surrounding counties.
Prudent spending is the only way to control tax dollars at this level of government.
I feel you have to look at all the department budgets and encourage each of them to be prudent in their expenditures.
Roads and taxes are number 1, but it will also be important to work with the city and villages to compete for new industries in our community.
I feel that I have the time and ability to represent district 4 and the entire county which I have been a proud resident of my entire life.
Yes, I feel that all the local officials have done an exceptional job, considering what little knowledge was known about COVID-19.
It is always important to support our local economy. The social distancing will be hard on many local businesses, so it will be important to support these business once the crisis is over to help the recover their losses.