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Carrie Ruud

Age: 60

Current employment: Broker/owner Lakes and Leisure Realty, Inc.

Public office experience: Senator District 4. Mayor of Breezy Point

Party affiliation: Republican

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

My experience, work ethic, common sense and leadership abilities make me the most qualified candidate. I am a small business owner, residential property taxpayer, commercial property taxpayer, work full-time and my name has been on both sides of the paycheck. I was the president of the Greater Lakes Association of Realtors and Women’s Realtor of the Year for the state of Minnesota. I am the former mayor of Breezy Point and former senator District 4. My family heritage is veterans and educators with experience from seniors to great grandchildren. I work hard and get the job done.

Taylor Stevenson

Age: 24

Current employment: Substitute Teacher (K-12) in the Brainerd Public School district, 9th grade football and track and field coach

Public office experience: None

Party affiliation: DFL

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

I was born and raised here and live the challenges that we’re faced with every day. We need excellent and equitable education and I have a real plan to fund it. We can improve our education system by adjusting our funding formula to account for urban-rural disparities and most importantly by restoring the $2.4 billion taken from our schools by a do-nothing legislature. Additionally, the Homestead Property Tax Credit should be restored to alleviate the burden on our homeowners and seniors. Finally, I believe in a common sense, accountable form of government where we listen and work together.

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.
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