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Voter's Guide: City of Fifty Lakes

Linda Steffens1 / 2
Toni Buchite2 / 2

Fifty Lakes Mayor

Tim Anick

Age: 53.

Occupation: Small Business Owner.

Public office experience: Ten years, six years planning and zoning board member; five of those years as chairperson, two-term mayor.

Why are you the best candidate for the job? I have been a long time resident of Fifty Lakes and during this time period I have been actively involved working within our city government to help better our community. My involvement has helped to accomplish several items that have been beneficial to our property owners without raising property taxes. I have supported efforts to completely update our land use ordinance, I have supported our fire department's need to obtain new equipment and training and have supported efforts by our Property Owner's Association to provide more personnel at our local boat landings to help stop the spread of aquatic species.

Linda Steffens

Age: 65.

Occupation: Retired Certified Public Accountant and retail and financial management professional.

Public office experience: A city council member for two years.

Why are the you the best candidate for the job? I am the best candidate for mayor because I am visible and actively interested in hearing the thoughts and opinions of the citizens and customers we serve and am dedicated to keeping our city a beautiful place to live. I will personally "roll up my sleeves" to make improvements, address issues and solve problems. My 30 years of retail and financial management experience provide me with the background to work toward infrastructure, development, service and funding improvements while being fiscally responsible. Upon voting for me, I would do my best to earn the trust and confidence of all residents.

Fifty Lakes City Council Member (Elect 2)

Mark Bradley

Age: 54.

Occupation: I'm an excavating contractor and commercial fisherman.

Public office experience: Been on the city council for two years.

Why are the you the best candidate for the job? I am the best candidate for the job because I do not have an agenda. I work mainly in Fifty Lakes with a lot of my constituents and I listen to what they have to say.

Toni Buchite

Age: 61.

Occupation: Retired.

Public office experience: I have served on the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center board; I was a first responder for over 20 years for Fifty Lakes; I served two terms on the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association; I have volunteered in 4-H for over 25 years helping kids of all ages; and now serve on the Fifty Lakes Day committee.

Why are the you the best candidate for the job? I was born and raised on a farm in Fifty Lakes. My husband and I raised our two children in Fifty Lakes. I have seen many changes over the years—some good and some not so good. I would like to be part of the governing group for our citizens. I think our citizens need to heard on issues important to them.

Jodie Schrupp

Age: 55.

Occupation: Did not respond.

Public office experience: Been on the city council for eight years at the end of this year.

Why are the you the best candidate for the job? If the citizens feel I have been doing a good job representing them, I would very much like to continue.

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