Mike Stieben

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Goals:

Property Tax Relief
Reducing the mil levy to provide relief to the taxpayers.

Economic Development
Creating an environment that attracts small businesses and new industry to the area without changing the culture of southern Leavenworth County.

Transparency/Efficiency
Restoring professionalism and openness in our county government and building accountability processes for personnel management. 


The past six months as your new Leavenworth County Commissioner have flown by. My term as Commissioner began with an F-4 tornado plowing through the Linwood area destroying 48 homes and damaging many others. It was an honor to be able to represent the area and get to know so many of our citizens as they showed strength of character in the midst of disaster. It was great to see the community come together in unity to face the adversity of the situation. It was my privilege to work with so many community organizations in the disaster response.


Some of the response efforts that were especially meaningful included the International Boy Scouts of America members helping to clear debris, watching Dan Tallman and the fire fighters of the Sherman Township Fire Departments showing leadership during the clean-up, seeing the many relief organizations and members of the community joining together to assist those in need, seeing the county emergency management response, and watching the response of Churches and faith-based organizations. The relief efforts were underscored by a fund-raising banquet attended by many members of the community at the Elm Grove Baptist Church. Through all the suffering our community survived and our community values remain strong.

Mike Stieben wants to bring transparency and efficiency to the Leavenworth County Commission. Mike has been an active member of the local community for over 20 years. He has worked for BNSF railroad for 23 years and is a Trustee in Division #75 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Mike served as Chairman of Rural Water District #13, where he oversaw line improvements and construction of a new water tower.

Mike has a bachelors degree in History from Bethel College, has served as a substitute teacher in the Tonganoxie Public Schools and served on the Board of Trustees of Genesis Christian Academy. He has four children and is a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church.