Mayor Schweers seeks 2nd term
June 7, 2013
Carroll Mayor Adam Schweers said Thursday he will seek a second, two-year term in this November's city elections.
"It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve the people of Carroll as mayor these last two years," Schweers said. "I enjoy working with our citizens, council members and city staff. I think I have brought energy and a good amount of knowledge as a business owner and lifelong member of Carroll County."
Schweers, 34, owns and operates two Carroll businesses, Computer Concepts of Iowa and Midwest Data Management.
"Carroll is in my opinion one of the best communities in the state, and our future is very bright," Schweers said. "I hope I can continue to contribute to Carroll's success and encourage our future generations to get involved in their community and to remain in Carroll and western Iowa."
No other candidates have announced intentions of seeking the mayor's office - or publicly discussed an exploration of a bid for the position.
Schweers won election with no opposition on the ballot to Carroll's 1st Ward council seat in 2009. He then won election as mayor in 2011 with no opposition on the ballot. Council members appointed Michael Kots to fill out Schweers' unexpired term in Ward 1, which covers northeast Carroll.
In 2012, Schweers, a Republican, sought his party's nomination for the sweeping Iowa Senate District 6 seat. He lost in a primary to now State Sen. Mark Segebart, R-Vail.
Born and raised in Arcadia, Schweers and his wife, Jill, have two sons, Bennett, 8; and Camron, 6. The family members are active with St. Paul Lutheran Church of Carroll where Adam Schweers has served as evangelism chair.
Schweers is serving as president in 2013 of YP Iowa, a statewide organization of young professionals that continues to add more members. Schweers is active in the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, Carroll Area Development Corporation and Carroll Chamber of Commerce.
He will be part of a delegation representing the Carroll area in Washington, D.C., in meetings with legislators later this month.
The filing period for the November city elections begins Aug. 26 and closes Sept. 19. Candidates can take out papers at city hall or online through the Iowa Secretary of State's Office - sos.iowa.gov
At-large Councilman Jeff Scharfenkamp and 3rd Ward Councilman Mike Eifler have said they will not seek re-election. Kots is seeking re-election. The other Carroll elected officials' seats are not up until 2015.
The mayor's salary is $4,800 annually. Council members are paid $2,400 each year.
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