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SIOUX CITY | Woodbury County Board of Supervisors member Matthew Ung on Friday announced he would seek another term on the county's governing body.

Ung, in a release, said he's performed well on the board by leading "transformational" changes, so he wants a second term. Ung was first elected in 2014, and the board positions run for four-year terms.

“I will never forget that the grassroots elected me four years ago when all I had was confidence in my convictions, and because of them I now stand for re-election with a clean conscience and a record of promises kept," Ung said.

Ung, 29, is a Republican who lives in Sioux City. He and his wife are expecting their first child in May.

He represents District 4 on the county board, although voters from the entire county can cast ballots for the supervisor elections. Ung was chairman of the board in 2017.

Ung said he has worked well as a fiscal hawk, noting the county property tax levy has dropped in all four years he has worked on the budgets for county departments.

Ung said he had the right approach in his first term and will maintain that outlook.

"It’s provided an extraordinary opportunity to put that fresh perspective into action while unapologetically representing conservative principles, which is again my same promise," he said.

County candidates in Iowa can file nomination papers from March 5-28. The election will be held on Nov. 6.


County and education reporter

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