Johnson County Council District 1 Q&A: Pete Ketchum, Republican

What about your background and experience qualifies you to serve on the Johnson County Council?

Has learned a lot during his time as current member of the council. Will continue to build and use experience and relationships with community members and elected officials to be good steward of county finances.

What is the role of the council and its members?

Council is responsible for setting salaries and the annual budget and making decisions on spending. The council can also decide whether to impose local taxes.

Define conflict of interest. If a conflict were to come up with you as a council member, how would you handle it?

A conflict means himself, family member or business associate could benefit from a decision he would make. Would excuse himself from the vote and inform council members and public of the conflict.


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