Wendy Sterba, Avon I wanted to write to show support for Jim Read for state representative. I’ve known Jim for 30 years and I really like that he is thoughtful, kind and knows how to listen. The mudslinging in this election has been really bothering me. Jim has knocked on more than 8,500 doors in our district and he has
Brandon Testa, Jason Mathiasen, Scott Widor, Sartell As business owners in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District, we know there are many things that make up great communities, but one of the key components is great schools. Sartell-St. Stephen has a strong history of excellent schools, which we need to continue to support to have a strong, vibrant community. In May of 2016,
Steve Meyer, St. Joseph This November, we need to elect someone who we can trust to represent us as the tie-breaking vote in the Minnesota Senate. Shortly after the 2016 election, I was at a social gathering with some friends. Joe Perske was there as well, and when the presidential election came up, Joe explained he had been a supporter
Rick Miller, Waite Park As mayor of the city of Waite Park, I proudly and enthusiastically write a letter supporting our Chief Dave Bentrud, for our next Stearns County sheriff. Chief Bentrud has served the city of Waite Park well. From managing a multi-million-dollar budget, to managing a staff of 24 people, to taking on the latest crime explosion of
Anna Gruber, Sartell As a previous city administrator and someone who works with cities and elected officials every day, Ryan Fitzthum has proven to me he has the ability, desire and leadership skills to be who we need for mayor of Sartell. Ryan has led by example by being active and engaged in our community, taking his role as a
Christi Scherber, Richmond Campaign ads have reached a new low. Democrat mail was called “deliberately deceptive” by WCCO. Ads attacking Jeff Johnson’s healthcare plan were given a D- by KSTP for making false claims. Now, it’s hit home with Democrat Joe Perske repeating these lies about Jeff Howe. We all know the healthcare mess was started by MNsure in
Vern Barthel, Sauk Rapids I got to know Joe Perske after a very tragic event in my life, and in the Sartell community. We have stayed in touch since. I worked at the Sartell paper mill for 35-plus years when there was an explosion and fire on May 28, 2012, that would soon thereafter close the mill. Joe was mayor of Sartell at the time of the explosion. When I had served as a Union Financial Secretary at the paper mill for 22 years, Joe reached out to me and our local union president by inviting us to his home to discuss what we thought the future was for the mill, how the city could help, and most importantly how he himself could help. He realized what the mill had meant to its employees and the city of Sartell. He understood the good-paying jobs and the tax base the mill had provided. I do not, and never have, voted along party lines. I have always voted for the candidate I feel will best represent my beliefs. I believe Joe Perske is the candidate we want to fill the Minnesota Senate seat in District 13. I believe Joe will vote his conscience first rather than along party lines. As an example, his pro-life stance is definitely not what the Democratic party represents. He will stand up for what is right and that is why he has earned my respect and my vote. Hopefully, you will join me by sending him to the Minnesota Senate seat in District 13.
Steve Hennes, Sartell “They say” local politics is the most important because it is closest to our daily lives. I believe this and experienced it as a Sartell City Council member for 10 years. I am supporting Ryan Fitzthum for mayor of Sartell because I know it’s important to elect people at the local level as they are the ones who