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Aaron Ver Steeg
Aaron Ver Steegh
Year Elected to Office and Number of Terms Served:
Ver Steeg is serving his third term on Council and was elected to his first term in the Fall of 2005.

Education and Background:
Born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Ver Steeg grew up in the Greenview Addition on Mable Street. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1959 and entered the Air Force a year later.

Place of Employment:
Ver Steeg retired in 2004 after spending 40 years in the delivery business with UPS and Fed Ex Ground as an owner-operator.

Current Involvement in Community Activities and Organizations:
Ver Steeg currently serves on the city’s Finance Committee and is chair of the Public Projects Committee. He sits as the city’s representative on the Joint City-County Disaster Services and Emergency Planning Committee, and also sits on the Joint Law Enforcement Center Board, the Agency on Aging Board, and the Mahaska County Solid Waste Management Committee.

Reason for Running for Public Office:
Ver Steeg wanted to get involved in city politics and believes in the importance of knowing as much as possible in order to make informed decisions as a Council member.

Decision or Action of Which Most Proud:
Ver Steeg said there are many small actions and votes he has participated in which have helped people in the community. He enjoys comments and compliments from constituents, enjoys playing a role in helping people of the community, and believes the helping emphasis should not get lost in the policy-making role as a Council member.

Additional Involvement and Special Areas of Interest:
Ver Steeg is an Air Force Veteran having served from 1960 to 1964.  As a retiree, he personally enjoys attending auctions, rummaging through thrift stores, frequenting yard sales, and is a self-proclaimed “eBay® nut.”

Family Members:
Ver Steeg and his wife, Phylis, of 55 years have a son, Scott, living in Oskaloosa; a daughter Teresa, (Toot), deceased in 1987 in a motorcycle accident; and three granddaughters, Briana, Kristen, and Jessica.

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