Story County Supervisor and resident of rural Nevada, Marty Chitty, announced last week that he will seek re-election as a Story County supervisor in 2018.

In announcing his bid for re-election, Chitty stated, “During my first term as your Story County supervisor, I’ve strived to work hard on behalf of all residents of Story County by making common sense, logic-based decisions that strengthen Story County’s economy and promote private sector job growth, while ensuring the funding necessary to meet our county’s needs in areas of mental health, roads and bridges, and veterans services are maintained. Going forward, it is critical that Story County continue to be recognized as ‘open for business’ by businesses and industries desiring to locate or expand their workforce in Story County…”

Chitty further stated, “As the only rural resident on the Story County Board of Supervisors, I know first-hand the need to have quality roads and bridges in rural Story County and will continue to advocate for infrastructure improvements in our rural areas. Over the past two years, the Story County Board of Supervisors has accelerated bridge replacements and have also paved high-traffic gravel roads to enhance public safety. I’m committed to continuing this priority going forward.

“Having grown up on the family farm near Nevada, I’m proud to be a lifelong resident of Story County. Throughout the past two years as a Story County supervisor, I’ve worked diligently to represent all residents of Story County. I am committed to being the voice of all residents on the Story County Board of Supervisors. Going forward, I will continue to listen to your thoughts and concerns, while sharing my positive vision for our future,” he said.