I'm Running: Common sense ear needed on county boardI’m a local girl, friend of the people, honest, upfront, kind, and sincere. And I am running for Lake County Commissioner in District 4.
By: Mary Henjum Rosati, Two Harbors, Lake County News Chronicle
I’m a local girl, friend of the people, honest, upfront, kind, and sincere. And I am running for Lake County Commissioner in District 4.
I have served three terms on the Two harbors City Council and am currently its president. I chaired the Heritage Days committee and parades for more than 20 years. I have been the director of Teen Place for more than 10 years. I am a substitute and home teacher for the Lake Superior School District.
While in office I have been instrumental in accomplishing the following:
- A comprehensive street improvement plan.
- Refurbishing the Edna G tugboat.
- Updated the Thomas Owens Park, Paul Gauche Memorial Bandshell.
- Lighting the city with new and old Christmas lights.
- Decorating the city with welcome banners and flags.
- A facelift for the community center.
- Reconstructing the iron ore monument and time capsule in Thomas Owens Park with the expert knowledge of Emery and Beno.
None of this could have happened with out the help of many friends and neighbors as well as the city employees, committees, and members of the council.
I am comfortable talking and listening to the people I have had the privilege to serve. I have done this with honesty, a lot of common sense, and by looking out for public funds. “Where’s the money coming from?” is a question I often ask the council as we discuss the everyday issues of city government.
If I am elected to the county board, I will be instrumental in helping and serving both the citizens of Lake County and the city. I am aware of the issues in our county and I am willing to try to help solve the problems as a servant of the people.
I also know that things do not happen overnight. Government moves slowly, and we need to take the time to do our homework, listen to voters, and do our best to solve the problems and issues.
I cannot at this time make any promises to any special interest groups but I will do my best to work with other commissioners to find agreeable, affordable solutions to the problems we all face.
Local government aid is being cut back once again. We can work together if we put aside personal agendas and focus on the issues: education, infrastructure, roads and streets, employees, and responsible spending. If you can handle these well, it’s an accomplishment.
I believe I am the person that can get these things done. Thank you for your support.