Mark Groenendyk Needs to Resign as Supervisor
Mark Groenendyk Needs to Resign as Supervisor After Pleading Guilty to Assault
Mark Groenendyk has pleaded guilty to assault of his 18 year old son; his son told the sheriff's department that his father punched him in the chest and repeatedly slammed his head against the wall. Groenendyk was arrested and charged for this in February. In March, Groenendyk violated the no contact order that was part of the original charge and was arrested again. Groenendyk has now received a plea deal with deferred judgment on these charges, meaning that if he completes the one year of probation this won't even show as a conviction on his record.
Groenendyk holds the elected role of County Supervisor of Mahaska County, Iowa. With assaulting his own family member and knowingly violating a no contact order, he has shown a lack of judgment and integrity that renders him unfit for public office.
Since the legal system is not holding Groenendyk accountable, it is up to the citizens of Mahaska County to demand that he resign immediately. Is this the kind of person we want controlling millions of dollars and making key decisions regarding the future of our county?