A New District 7 Supervisor Has Been Appointed to Dodge County Board

FREMONT – A new District 7 Supervisor has been appointed to the Dodge County Board after Gary Osborn stepped down from the seat.

James Vaughan was born and raised in Fremont, and currently lives in the city with his wife Casey and their two children, Benjamin and Everly. He works at Valmont Industries and has been there for ten years. Vaughan worked his way up in the company, starting as a shop floor machine operator to his current position as the Quality Manager for the Engineered Infrastructure Products division.

Vaughan graduated from Fremont High School in 1999, and attended Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Public service and community involvement have been long traditions in his family, as his great-great-grandfather and uncles served on some of the earlier versions of the Dodge County Board, and were among the first settlers of Dodge County. Vaughan also volunteers as a coach for youth sports teams, and participates in various United Way events with Valmont.

Vaughan has been attending almost every board meeting this last year in preparation for a run in 2018, and he says he believes the members of the board are dedicated and diligent and he is proud to finally be part of it.
“I’ve always had an interest in local government and politics, and public service. I’ve attempted in the past to enter this sort of forum, and finally got the chance,” said Vaughan. “I’m very proud and humbled that I was chosen by the appointment committee.”
Vaughan says the county will have an interesting trajectory over the next several years with Costco coming to Fremont, and the probable increase in population that will follow. He says it’s critical for the board to continue spending tax dollars wisely to keep the tax levy low while maintaining infrastructure and public services at acceptable levels.

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