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Voter's Guide: City of Ironton

Ironton Mayor

Debbie Dewing

Age: 59.

Occupation: Retired.

Public office experience: Did not respond.

Why are the you the best candidate for the job? As an involved citizen of Ironton, I am interested in the many ways that our town can grow. I am confident that I can provide the leadership that is needed to make that happen. By addressing the issues that are important to the well-being of all the residents, I feel that is the direction needed to start that growth. If elected, I will do my best for all of Ironton.

Clark Hamdorf

Age: 56.

Occupation: Sound technician.

Public office experience: Three and a half years on city council and one and half years as mayor.

Why are the you the best candidate for the job? Simply put, I love Ironton. I love the people and want to do my best for them. It may sound cliche, but their problems are my problems. I like to think I present myself as a "hands on" public official. The city is clean and well maintained. Thanks to our maintenance department. The tax base is low. We are afforded outstanding law enforcement and fire protection I want to make sure the voters' money is not wasted. I'm proud of the direction Ironton is moving and I would be honored to continue helping Ironton be a wonderful place to live.

Ironton City Council Member (Elect 2)

Dallas Dietz

Age: 35.

Occupation: Owner of Holz LLC and Crosby-Ironton High School head track and field coach.

Public office experience: None.

Why are the you the best candidate for the job? The roundness of my past experiences make me an ideal candidate. I strive to be a true, honest and selfless leader. I am a fireman, have received two fireman of the year awards. As head track coach for Crosby-Ironton I have doubled participation numbers, reintroduced pole vaulting, received 7A Boys Track Coach of the Year. As a small business owner, I exemplify my ability to work with others to accomplish a common goal. Dedication, time management and organization are all key roles I play as a small business owner. I am a very creative thinker that can implement effectively.

Jeremy French

Age: 44.

Occupation: Did not respond.

Public office experience: Currently an Ironton City Council member for a four-year term.

Why are the you the best candidate for the job? I've lived in Ironton for 40 years and am proud of the city. I also served on the Ironton Fire Department for 16 years. Being the proud son of former Ironton Mayor Dean French, I decided to follow in his footsteps and in keeping Ironton a great place to raise a family.

Eric Heglund

Did not respond.

Rose Stromberg

Age: 60.

Occupation: I have been a stylist for the past 22 years.

Public office experience: I have been on the Ironton City Council for about one and a half years.

Why are the you the best candidate for the job? I have had the opportunity to share my opinions and vote on matters that impact city workings. City ordinances and policies are of particular interest to me and I believe everyone benefits when they are followed. By doing so, better neighbor relationships are made. As a business owner I understand budgeting and prioritizing so feel that I am qualified to help make decisions that utilize the resources of the city From finances down to job accountability. I work hard to see all sides of issues and try my best to do the right thing.