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Harney won't run again for Johnson County Board of Supervisors

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IOWA CITY — After 15 years on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, Pat Harney has announced that he will not be seeking another term.

Harney announced his plans not to run in the upcoming November election in a Thursday news release.

“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Johnson County as a member of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors for the past 15 years. I have enjoyed being part of the great progress that has taken place throughout our county during that time,” he said in the release.

Harney said he still plans to remain a figure in Johnson County public service, something he has maintained over the last 50 years with time also spent in the United States military and on the Iowa City Police Department.

“My commitment to public service is a strong as ever and I will look forward to the many new opportunities of service that lie ahead,” he said.

Supervisors Rod Sullivan and Lisa Green-Douglass have both announced their plans to seek re-election this fall. Kurt Friese, owner of Iowa City’s Devotay restaurant and Oaknoll Retirement Residence’s executive director Patricia Heiden also have announced their candidacy for the five-member county board.

Candidates will face off in the June 7 primary before this November’s election.

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