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John Maxwell, the president of the North Scott School Board, announced Tuesday he is running for the Scott County Board of Supervisors this year.

Maxwell, a Republican, owns and operates Cinnamon Ridge Dairy in rural Donahue, where he also hosts more than 6,000 visitors annually.

In his announcement, Maxwell said it is important to keep taxes low and promote economic growth. He noted his grandfather was on the board in the 1950s, and '60s.

"Like him, I have a deep desire for the county to be a great place to live and grow," he said.

Three supervisor posts will be on the ballot this year. Carol Earnhardt, who currently is on the board, has said that she will not seek re-election.

The terms of Supervisors Diane Holst, a Republican, and Brinson Kinzer, a Democrat, will expire this year.

Kinzer said Tuesday he is running for re-election. Holst said that she hasn't decided yet.

Maxwell, a Davenport West High School graduate, has a degree in psychology from the University of Iowa. He also is a member of the Scott County Extension Council and a trustee for the Donahue Volunteer Fire Department.

The deadline for county candidates to file nomination papers for the June 5 primary is March 28.

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