Morrison Commissioner Jelinski announces run for reelection
LITTLE FALLS — Morrison County Commissioner Jeffrey J. Jelinski announced this week he will seek re-election as the District 2 commissioner on the Morrison County Board.
District 2 covers Belle Prairie, Ripley, Platte and Buh Townships, the city of Harding and the vast majority of northeast Little Falls.
Jelinski, first elected in 2012, stated in a news release that being a commissioner has been and continues to be an honor for him.
“I have chosen to get involved, stay involved and certainly be involved representing you, the
people of Morrison County, District 2,” he stated.
Jelinski, a lifelong resident of Morrison County, lives in Belle Prairie Township with his wife, Barb.
Jelinski was involved in public safety communications for more than 30 years in Morrison County. Today, he sits on many committees that deal with public safety and public safety communications. He is vice chair of the Statewide Emergency Communications Board and represents Greater Minnesota as the Association of Minnesota Counties representative. He has also represented the Central Region on the Legislative Committee. He is chair of the Central Region Emergency Services Board representing 18 counties and St. Cloud and is chair of the Central Region EMS-Joint Powers Board.
He speaks to students in their high school classes, sits on the Stand Up 4 U committee and is a member of the Morrison County Public Safety Committee, St. Mary’s Church and the Knights of Columbus 1804. Jelinski is also a member of the National Rifle Association, the Morrison County Wild Gobblers and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
“I am proud to be a Morrison County Commissioner and proud of the work the County Board has done these past seven plus years,” he stated in the news release. “I am thrilled to represent you, the people of District 2 and all of Morrison County on each and every committee on which I sit. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I truly love what I do, I believe I have won my constituents respect and trust. My background is people. You are why I do what I do.”
Jelinski also touched on COVID-19 and asked people to follow all the practices outlined by the local and state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“There is no doubt in my mind, this unprecedented event shall pass and life as we know it will return. I pray that God continues to shine His light on each and every one of us as He guides us through this journey,” Jelinski stated.