Larkin to retire from board at end of 2022

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BY PCC STAFF

LEE COUNTY - Lee County Supervisor Rick Larkin announced Monday he will not seek reelection to the Lee County Board of Supervisors.  He will finish out his current term and retire on December 31st, 2022.

Rick has been in public service and elective office for more than 40 years.  During this time he served on the Fort Madison City Council, the Lee County Board of Supervisors,and was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives. 

"As an elected official one has to deal with a number of governmental and policy issue," Larkin wrote in a statement Monday.

“As the old saying goes if you don”t like what you are doing today stick around as there will be there will be a whole different set of problems to deal with tomorrow”

Larkin indicated he has other things in life he would like to do and accomplish.  He and his wife Linda would like to travel and have more time to spend with their grandkids.

Over the years he has spent time working on issues of Economic Development, the Great River Regional Waste Authority landfill, workforce development, tourism, mental health and the Hotel/Motel tax.   While on the Board the voters approved a number of bond issues that were used to enhance the county. 

Over the past year he has worked on getting a county-owned ambulance service up and going in Lee County.  

“We have great people who work on the ambulance service and we all can be proud of the service it provides to the citizens of Lee County.” 

“Although I’m proud of the effort I put into Lee County government, we had a number of fellow Supervisors working just as hard,  So I do not consider myself the “ lone ranger” but part of a team effort to get things done”, said Larkin.

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