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ELECTION 2012: Beaver Bay City Council

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ELECTION 2012: Beaver Bay City Council
Two Harbors Minnesota 109 Waterfront Dr. 55616


At-large (elect two)

Candidate: Marc Huss(i)

No response received

Candidate: Al Larson


Occupation: Retired from city maintenance department, equipment operator, truck driver, school bus driver

Education: High school, some college

What are the most pressing issues for the city? What will you do to address them?

One issue I am concerned about is the municipal liquor store. I feel part of the city administration does not have concerns with preserving the history of the old school house. I would like to see it become a place where family and friends can once again meet and enjoy themselves.

I am going to do my best to help new employees feel at ease.

If we can get more of the volunteers back doing the wonderful job they once did, I feel this city can once again prosper. Volunteers are an important part of this community. Volunteers are family and friends working together to make Beaver Bay what it is: A place where you want to live and raise a family.

What qualities will you bring to the city council?

17 years of experience in maintenance department, Class B water certificate, Class D wastewater certificate, Class A Commercial Driver's License, Marine Corps veteran.

Candidate: Steve Nazian (i)

Occupation: Retired IT Professional and Management Consultant

Education: Macalester College, St. Paul

What are the most pressing issues for the city? What will you do to address these?

Many Beaver Bay citizens are dissatisfied with city government, feeling it unresponsive to their needs. The sense of community and the spirit of volunteerism which has long characterized our city have waned and must be rebuilt.

Although an incumbent, I am new to the council, having been recently appointed. I've been onboard long enough to fully appreciate the problems facing our city, especially in the areas of infrastructure and administration. I believe working closely with the council and directly with the citizenry, meshing everyone's distinct views and mutual desire to see Beaver Bay prosper is the best way to reengage and channel the trust and confidence of our citizens.

What qualities will you bring to the city council?

I bring a solid grounding in business, process and accounting, coupled with an appreciation of the history and beauty of the area and a belief in government appropriate to the size and make-up of the Beaver Bay community.

Special election for council member at large

Candidate: Linda Malzac, running unopposed