Carroll County Republicans Tuesday night nominated Scott Johnson, a retired longtime employee of the Carroll branch of Collins Aerospace (originally known here as Delavan), to run for the supervisor seat being vacated by Neil Bock.
Johnson, 60, is a regular attendee of county supervisors and Carroll City Council meetings.
“I’m looking forward for the opportunity of serving District 1 and hope to make a positive impact on Carroll County’s future,” Johnson said.
Carroll County Republican Chairman Craig Williams said Johnson is a strong candidate. Johnson earned the nomination during a special nominating convention called by Republicans after no candidates emerged on the June primary ballot to succeed Bock, who served for 24 years, in the November election.
Bock first was elected in 1992 when he unseated incumbent Margaret Schwabe and was a supervisor for 14 years before he moved out of his district and left office in 2006. In that time, he faced one unsuccessful challenge from Barry Bruner, a former county attorney.
Bock returned to the board in the 2010 election, in which he defeated sitting supervisor Sheryl Wegner, who had been appointed to replace the late Del McDermott.
A native of West Des Moines, Johnson, 328 E. Timbercreek Drive, moved to Carroll in 1997 as part of the initial wave of Delavan employees. He served as an engineering manager.
Johnson’s fiancée is Sue Stork, a nurse.
He has two grown sons: Nate 30, of Carroll, a Boone-based conductor for Union Pacific Railroad; and Davis, 27, of Ames, an employee with Danfoss Power Solutions.
Carroll County Democrats have not nominated a candidate for the District 1 supervisor position. No names of potential candidates have emerged in conversations with local Democrats.
The district encompasses roughly the southern half of Carroll.