Thirteen names will appear on the August 7th primary election ballot for the office of Cape Girardeau County Public Administrator – being vacated by Phyllis Schwab. One of those is Janet Niedbalski. She says she has been a registered nurse for 30 years and has a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She also has 13 years in long term care and has been a nursing supervisor. She tells KZIM KSIM she thinks her medical background uniquely qualifies her as the best candidate beyond how many organizations she has served or businesses she owned… She said she knows how to care for the whole person. Medical, financial, and legal needs included. She says she is now caring for people from the age of 23 to 100 all with different needs and she knows how to take on each one on an individual basis. The Public Administrator would serve the 150 wards of the county in different types of assisted living situations. Niedlbalski says she is very familiar with medicare and Medicaid and would take less time to learnt the ropes than her competitors. She is facing 12 other republicans in the primary - Mary Ann Friese, Kim Kelley, Helen Jackson, Lisa Reitzel, Tammy Sladek, Linda Nash, Scott Schnurbusch, Julie Metzger, Stuart Hoeller, Phyllis Mayfield, and Sharon Schuessler.
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