Joseph G. Lichy, Sartell
I urge the voters of Stearns County to vote for Mark Bromenschenkel in the upcoming election on Nov. 4. Mark is the leader that Stearns County needs to lead the Sheriff’s Office into the future. The current sheriff touted at a forum held Oct. 2 at the Stearns County Service Center West that he is fiscally responsible and has given the county over $500,000 back each year he has been in office. Even if this were true, that does not mean you are fiscally responsible, that means you pad the budget each year with false figures and the budget needs to be scrutinized better by the county board and county auditor’s office. The fact of the matter is that last year the sheriff’s office went over budget by $611,795. In reality, he is not giving any money back. The fact is the money is not his to begin with, it is the county tax payers. Even with not spending the entire budget, he is still spending over $19,000,000 each year. And yet he tells his employees he has no money for training or equipment. Please join me on Nov. 4 in making the right choice: Mark Bromenschenkel for Stearns County Sheriff.