I take great pleasure in posting this. I would of paid good money to see Pam Mason and Vic Hurlbert’s response when they found out that Mr. Nolte was going to run in the primary. 

And yes, I’m still out here, just busy focused on other things.

Nolte PhotoFormer Missouri Representative Jerry Nolte announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Clay County Presiding Commissioner. A lifelong resident of Clay County, Jerry’s goals are to fight for jobs and economic growth, improve basic services for taxpayers and increase the level of professionalism in county government. According to Nolte, “We must promote a culture of entrepreneurship to create jobs, sharpen our focus on basic services we expect from our county government and demand a high level of professionalism in government, both in its dealings with the people and working together for the citizens of our county.”

He is currently Co-Chairman of the Clay County Economic Development Council Strategic Planning Committee working with Northland leaders to create a strategic economic plan.  “Clay County is going to rapidly develop, the only question is how we will grow,” Nolte observed. “In 2014, we must change direction choosing economic opportunity and job growth, not continue the divisive politics of the past.”

Nolte served eight years in the Missouri House, four as chairman of the International Trade and Job Creation Committee. Additionally, he served on committees dealing with local government, energy, tourism and medical facilities among others. In the Missouri House, Nolte sponsored and passed legislation to lower taxes, reduce needless regulation, bring more fairness to property taxes and ensure money to improve our roads was shared fairly between the county and cities. A 2011 bill he sponsored led to I-70 being designated as part of the Purple Heart Trail in honor of our veterans who fought for our freedoms.

Nolte also passed the Manufacturing Jobs Act which was vital to Ford Motor Company investing $1.1 billion in the Clay County Assembly Plant. “We could not afford to lose one of the largest private employers in our county,” Nolte said. “The legislation ensured a generation of good paying jobs with benefits for thousands of Northland families.” The law also encouraged expansion and job growth for suppliers like Magna Seating, Adrian Steel, Knapheide Manufacturing Company and Caseco Truck Body.

A small business owner since 1978 and former teacher, Jerry has been married to his wife Alicia for 36 years, they have three adult children. He is a member of the Gladstone Rotary Club, Friends of Hospice, Deputy Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus, Vision North 2010-2015, Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas City and has attended St. Charles Catholic Church since 1960.

Nolte’s work in the Missouri Legislature earned him the 2012 Associated Industries of Missouri “AIM for Good Business Award”, 2012 Fair Energy Rate Action Fund’s “Friend of Ratepayers Award”, St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association “Lewis & Clark Statesman Award”,  multiple years Missouri Chamber of Commerce 100% For Jobs Award and Spirit of Enterprise Award.

“I have a record of working with people in the Northland to build consensus, set objectives and achieve those goals for our community,” Nolte said. “A first Class County deserves a first class government we can all be proud of.”

Contact Jerry for more information at jerry@NolteforCommissioner.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

  1. John Sanderford says:

    This is good news! I will be happy to support Jerry in the primary and general election.

  2. Harry Ellis says:

    Great news. Would like to see the look on Pam’s face!

  3. kris karnes says:

    Pam Mason is an animal hater and I can prove it. We were trying to open an animal care facility. we past planning and zoning with a few conditions. When we got to the commissioners meetings. Pam continually let one neighbor filibuster. We had a contract on a property, owned by mr. Bill Westfall that was pending passing the commissioners. He held the property or 3 months. She lost Clay County $10,000,000 over the next three years. And much more than that over the long term. We have taken are 10 million dollars on to Ray county. Which is really sad, because my family has lived in Clay County for over a hundred years.

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