I am so grateful to have the support of so many organizations and people who inspire and create change in our community and beyond. Here are endorsements I am thrilled to share with you!
Current and Former Elected Officials
Megan Alter, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Iowa City
Laura Bergus, City Council Member, City of Iowa City
Sen. Joe Bolkcom
Sen. Bob and Sue Dvorsky
Charles Eastham, ICCSD Board
Meghann Foster, Mayor, City of Coralville
Lisa Green-Douglass, Board of Supervisors
Mitch Gross, Coralville Mayor Pro Tem
Jody & Shawn Harmsen, Iowa City Council
Pat Heiden, Board of Supervisors
Hai Huynh, Coralville City Council
Jean Lloyd Jones, former State Senator
Karen Kubby, former Iowa City Councilor
Janet Lyness, County Attorney
Royceann Porter, Board of Supervisors
Rod Sullivan, Board of Supervisors
Sen. Zach Wahls
"V is exactly the kind of leader we need now. I've seen firsthand how their work is centered around compassion, justice, and love for the community. I am thrilled to endorse V's election to the Board of Supervisors because they give me hope for our future."
--Meghann Foster, Mayor, City of Coralville
"I am thrilled to support V Fixmer-Oraiz for Johnson County Supervisor. V will lead with love and compassion. They will ensure the process and substance of local governance represents the full community. They have the experience and demeanor to lead us through whatever challenges lie ahead. "
--Laura Bergus, City Council Member, City of Iowa City
"When I first met V Fixmer-Oraiz, I was impressed with their positive and well-informed approach to local problems and needs. V’s background and current work in urban planning and environmental sustainability and their ability to work with people from many different cultures will make them a great asset on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors."
--Jean Lloyd Jones, Former Iowa State Senator
"Friends, I would like to express my support for V Fixmer-Oraiz in the Democratic Party primary election for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Having served with V on local community appointed commissions I believe they will bring thoughtfulness, courage, compassion and inclusiveness to County government. V makes decisions after listening and careful deliberation and their decisions are invariably informed, fair and just. Please join me in voting for V for this critical local public office."
--Charlie Eastham, ICCSD Board
As V’s grandparents, we have known them for most of their life. We have seen V grow as a student, a business owner and a parent. Threaded through all of these roles are compassion, integrity and authenticity.
V is a focused listener.
V is a hard worker.
V is a tireless advocate for the under-represented.
Part of the V Fixmer-Oraiz campaign message sums up what V is about and the kind of leader they are. “Let’s build a community where everyone has what they need to thrive.”
For these reasons, we love our grandchild, V, deeply.
For these reasons, we enthusiastically endorse V for Johnson County Supervisor.
V will bring a unique perspective of public and community planning that have helped shape and clarify the issues facing many residents in Johnson County.
--John & Valerie Bowman, Iowa City
I have had the pleasure and opportunity to meld my work and passion alongside V’s energy and wisdom in economic development inclusivity initiatives, South District Neighborhood revitalization efforts, and recently through bringing more Restorative Justice Healing practices to our entire community.
Their integrity and ability to actively listen, collaborate, create and consistently carry out impactful action are rare qualities to find within any person. Johnson County is fortunate to have V running for office. They are the leader I will be voting for to continue creating and sustaining the change we seek throughout our community.
--Angie Jordan, Iowa City
We support V Fixmer-Oraiz because we believe they truly care about hearing the concerns our community has. V joins in the conversations about what can be done, makes a plan, and follows through with its improvements.
--Molly Quast, Owner of Fresh Feel Fade, Iowa City
This is my neighbor, Rick. He is one of the first people I met in Iowa City and I've known him for about a decade now. He made our family feel so welcome when we first moved here, and he is the type of neighbor who clears your sidewalk for you when you don't expect it (which is every time!). When the derecho storm hit, we were in constant communication, making sure that our families were safe. I feel so fortunate to have him and his family next door and here's what he had to say about me:
"My good friend and neighbor for the past decade is V Fixmer-Oraiz. V is running for a seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Most of you know that I’m not the kinda guy to get up on a soapbox. But, that changed this spring. I fully stand behind V and all that they stand for. "
--Rick Woodard, Iowa City Neighbor
Sara, Melissa, Liam and Mae Barron
John and Andrea Boller
John and Val Bowman
Jennifer DeLaCruz and Allison Bettine
Daria Fisher Page
Carson and Timothy Fixmer
Jason and Angie Jordan
Steve Long and Suzanne Bentler
Kembrew McLeod and Lynne Nugent
Sean and Colleen McRoberts
Lina Murillo and Guillermo Morales
Phaedra C Pezzullo
Tracy Jon Sargeant
Leslie Schwalm and Doris Stormoen
David and Jenna Supp-Montgomerie
Darrel Wanzer Serrano
Mike & Chris Weinard