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Morrison County District 1

Sharon Ballou

Age: 60

Current employment: Little Falls School Board vice chair. Region Five Development Board member

Public office experience: Vice chair of the Little Falls School Board, member, Region Five Development Board, Camp Ripley Citizen Advisory Board, Mid State Education Board, the Community Services Advisory in Little Falls, and the State Active Healthy Living Advisory Committee. past board member of Morrison County Agri/County Fair Board.

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

I bring proven leadership to this position and will be on the team that will focus on future growth of Morrison County. I have experience in union negotiations, agri/business, public speaking, budgeting, community networking, recruitment of paid staff and volunteer personnel, grant writing and customer service. I will continue to remain alert to the needs of our county knowing that not everyone will be satisfied with all decisions. When elected I will visit and observe the different departments so I can understand what goes on in the departments, not just read the reports given.

Kevin Maurer

Age: 57

Current Employment: I am employed in private practice, as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.

Public office experience: This is my sixth time

running for the Morrison County commissioner, District 1 Seat. I have

worked effectively with the public for over 35 years.

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

I am a lifelong resident of Morrison County and have lived in

District 1 for 24 years. I have worked with the residents of Morrison

and surrounding counties as a counselor and nurse for over 34 years. I

have worked at Morrison County Social Services for 13 1/2 years,

Northern Pines Mental Health Center for 5 1/2 years, Crow Wing County

Detox for 5 1/2 years, and have worked at Brainerd Regional Human

Services Center as a counselor and nurse. I also have worked for the

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as a firefighter.

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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