VOTERS' GUIDE 2010
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New Germany Mayor
Jason Kamerud has filed for the position of mayor in New Germany.
Why are you running for office?
I am running for office because I believe the New Germany City Council has made some difficult decisions related to rebuilding/repairing infrastructure and now they’re faced with projects that require leadership to properly complete.
Clearly, the success or failure of these projects has long-term consequences for New Germany.
I have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to both lead and work with the council on these projects to ensure successful project completion, while minimizing taxpayer expenses.
What do you think are two major issues at this time, and what do you propose to do about them?
Today, I think the biggest issues facing New Germany are the rebuild/repair of the sewer and main water lines and wastewater treatment improvements. New Germany simply cannot accommodate meaningful growth without both systems able to meet increased capacity.
I know it sounds cliché, but it’s true: execution is everything. These projects have been approved and funding has been allocated; now it’s time to execute the city’s plan.
The council has considerable work ahead, and New Germany is generally understaffed for these types of projects. The mayor and council members will have to each be actively engaged in working toward project completion.
Why should you be elected?
I believe I should be elected because New Germany needs qualified citizen servants who are willing to take the lead on these large projects to ensure the city is properly positioned when the economy will again support growth.
I have a solid academic background (master’s degree from Concordia University, St. Paul), an interest and desire to work with and through the council, consultants, and city staff to get the projects done properly, and I have extensive experience providing leadership and management of various multi-phase projects.
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