Adams announces he won’t run again for county supervisor seat

After 28 years working in county government, Deane Adams said 2014 will be his last.

Adams, a current member of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors and former county treasurer, said he will not run for re-election as a supervisor in 2014.

Adams made the announcement at a supervisors meeting Tuesday saying it’s time to retire. “I look forward to my last year in 2014,” Adams said.

Adams is a farmer who spent 24 years as the treasurer before getting elected as a supervisor. He has spent the last three years as a supervisor and has one year remaining on his term.

“I started this career when I was 50 years old,” Adams said. “I didn’t expect to be here this long but I was treated very, very well by Marshall County people.” Adams said he wanted to make the announcement to not run again early so people thinking about running as a supervisor can surface.

“People have to run for that position and they have got to get papers out,” Adams said.

Adams is a native of Liscomb who currently lives in Marshalltown. Dave Thompson, chair of the board of supervisors whose term is also ending this year, said Adams did phenomenal work as treasurer and he enjoys working with Adams as part of their three-member team.

“We’re going to miss him,” Thompson said.

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