Lubke to seek District 2 seat on Crow Wing County Board

The Jenkins mayor said he’s running for the board because he believes Crow Wing County is a great place to live, raise a family, have a business and enjoy the area’s phenomenal natural resources.

Jon Lubke
Jon Lubke.

JENKINS — Jenkins Mayor Jon Lubke is running to represent District 2 on the Crow Wing County Board.

Lubke said he’s running for the board because he believes Crow Wing County is a great place to live, raise a family, have a business and enjoy the area’s phenomenal natural resources.

“My pledge as a county commissioner would be to maintain and build upon the legacy that has been left by those who came before us,” Lubke stated in a news release. “I will continue the work of supporting our staff and citizens in making us the premier county in Minnesota.”

Lubke said he came to Brainerd in 1973 to work for his father’s automotive parts and paint business and in 1980, moved to Jenkins, where he built a home and started a family. All six of Lubke’s children attended and graduated from the Pequot Lakes school system. In 2003, Lubke sold the business and took a year off before starting to volunteer for several organizations doing great work in Crow Wing County, he stated.

“It was at this time that I decided to serve my city council and became its mayor, a position I have held with great pride for the past fifteen years. Serving on the council taught me that only by working together could we get things done for the people and businesses we were elected to serve,” Lubke stated. “I also learned that by working together with other local cities, townships, and the county, we would be able to serve our residents and businesses and our community better and more efficiently than any of us could do on our own.


“I look forward to continuing conversations with folks across District 2 and hearing about the issues that they’re most passionate about.”

Lubke stated there’s no shortage of important topics facing area communities, such as workforce shortages, access to child care and growing mental health supports.

“I strongly believe that we are all stronger when we work together and I want to be a voice for all those in Nisswa, Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins, Crosslake, and the townships,” Lubke stated. “Thank you and I hope to earn your vote in November.”

District 2 is currently represented by Commissioner Bill Brekken, who recently announced he would not seek reelection to a second term.

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