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Doug Houge

Age: 49

Current Employment: Manager/Stenerson Lumber – Owner/ Crosby Bar and Off-Sale

Public office experience: CWC Planning Commission, eight years and CWC commissioner, 6 years.

What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?:

Having served as District 5 commissioner for the past six years I’ve been a part of a team that has transitioned the “typical” county style of government into a “customer service based business”. Owning a small business and operating another allows me to say on top of the challenges we all face with today’s economy. These same challenges and change need to continue at the county level. Historic levy reductions, 2011 being the largest decrease in CWC history are examples these efforts. With additional years of challenges ahead of us, it is important we continue with proven leadership and experience.

Kris Hasskamp

Age: 61

Public office experience: Served 12 years as District 12A State Representative (1989-2001)

What makes you the most qualified for the post you’re seeking?:

1. Will continue to make the people, communities, organizations, businesses and causes of the Cuyuna Range/ District 5, a high priority and provide the time to make a real difference and produce real results.

2. Proven record as open minded to all views, will not make important decisions without extensive fact finding, public input ... insisting on a very transparent process.

3. Known as a very effective, articulate leader who is knowledgeable, seasoned in the political process, doing her homework and a successful negotiator.

4. Reputation as a “problem solving passionate and tenacious advocate” for her constituents ... fighting insurmountable challenges; but produces results.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889