Rockwell resident announces himself as write-in option in upcoming city election

Adam Wedmore

A Rockwell resident declared himself as a write-in option for Rockwell City Council last week, leading up to the November 7 regular city elections. Although the candidate filing period for this year’s elections concluded on September 21, community members may still announce their availability to serve as a write-in for voters to select in the event that the ballot does not reflect a candidate of their liking.

In an email announcement obtained by The Pioneer Enterprise, life-long Rockwell resident Adam Wedmore, who is a long-time member of the Rockwell Fire Department and the Rockwell-Swaledale EMTs, announced that he will be available as a write-in option for the three council at-large seats available in Rockwell in the upcoming election. Registered candidates running for the position are Betty Gauley, Lee Gossweiler, Linda Meyer, Randy Meyer and Kevin Zeitler.

Wedmore served on the council previously from 2006-2013, and has been a member of the Swaledale Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years. He is also the secretary/treasurer of the West Fork Parent Teacher Organization, chair of the Cerro Gordo Health for Life Board, a non-voting member of the Cerro Gordo County E911 Board, vice chair of the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation and planning section chief of the Cerro Gordo County Emergency Operations Center Staff.

In his write-in announcement, Wedmore said that the upcoming city election is bringing with it an opportunity for progress, and that he opted to be a write-in to “offer voters another option.”

“I’ve been a life-long resident of Rockwell, and have many ties to the community,” Wedmore said via email announcement. “My wife and I, along with our three children, are proud to call Rockwell our home. My vision is to see the community I love continue to grow and be a safe, thriving, and welcoming place to live.”

Wedmore added that his “platform” is simple: he wants to see Rockwell be the best it can be. He cited his experience as a former council member, ability to manage projects and understanding of local government as skills that would allow him to hit the ground running if elected as a council member via write-in vote.

“My background is in emergency services, and I currently am employed at North Iowa Area Community College as the EMS Program Manager, where I oversee the emergency medical services, fire science, hazardous materials, and continuing education programs for a variety of allied health programs,” Wedmore said. “I believe in being progressive while also advocating for fiscal responsibility.”

Wedmore also said that he would like to hear about ideas, concerns and issues from the public. He can be contacted via email at awedmore@hotmail.com, or at his home at (641) 822-4661.