Steve Knepper

Give a little background information about yourself such as family, work and education.

“I am a lifelong resident of Cascade, being very proud to have grown up here with our rich history and quality of life. I was employed with the Dubuque County Highway Department for 48 years as a project supervisor/equipment operator. I feel that this has given me valuable experience in municipal maintenance issues.”

Why are you running for the council seat?

“I am proud of the time I have already served on the city council, and would like to continue providing what I have to offer the citizens of Cascade. I believe Cascade has a very exciting future as a great place to live and raise a family. I believe my experience on the council helps me to watch out for your hard-earned tax dollars.”

What is your number one goal you would like to accomplish if elected to the council seat?

“My goal is to keep working on upgrading our infrastructure such as sewer/water and streets/alleys. Also keeping our parks and recreation facilities nicely maintained to be enjoyed by all of our residents.”

What are issues Cascade needs to address in the next five years?

“In the next five years I would want to insure affordable tax levels for existing and new businesses, but most of all for new young families, as well as current residents, while providing high levels of needed services. Please vote and please be involved in making this a great city.”

Andy Kelchen

Give a little background information about yourself such as family, work and education.

“I was born and raised in Cascade. Graduated from Cascade High School and then received a BA in business management and marketing from Loras College in Dubuque. I currently live in Cascade with my wife, Beth. I am employed at Custom Precast Company.”

Why are you running for the council seat?

“I am re-running for my council seat because I enjoyed my last two years and have an understanding of how things work. I am willing to listen to peoples’ opinions and try to come up with practical solutions for our community.”

What is your number one goal you would like to accomplish if elected to the council seat?

“Help continue to get projects completed in town. There are a number of both big and small projects the city is looking to complete, and I want to help get those tasks completed in a timely and efficient manner.”

What are issues Cascade needs to address in the next five years?

“Completing the large projects we have begun, such as the pool and waste water treatment facility, and making sure they are operating efficiently. As well as continuing to improve our roads in town and making Cascade more attractive to families and future businesses to establish roots in our community.”