I am seeking to represent the residents of Chisago County District 1 as your Commissioner. I am a lifelong resident of Chisago County and have been a Supervisor for Lent Township since 1998. As an independent, not affiliated with any political party, I do my own research and stay in touch with my constituents.
I grew up on a family farm in Lent Township, graduating from North Branch High School in 1967. I attended the University of Minnesota and completed my college education at National College, majoring in business administration. I also attended several schools while serving in the Army Reserve for 23 years. I raised my own family in Lent Township and all three of my children graduated from North Branch High School.
While serving the people of Lent, I strive to see the big picture and plan for the future. I use my business experience to make fiscally sound, responsible decisions to ensure the people get the best value for their tax dollars. I work for the people not only locally, but also with my fellow township officers at the state and national level.
While in office, I have been selected by my county township officers to represent them in Washington twice during the National Association of Towns & Townships lobbying efforts. I have been working with other township officials at the state level since 2004. Chisago County Association of Township Officers has honored me as County Outstanding Township Officer of the Year in 2006 and 2008.
My efforts at the state level focus on annexation reform. At the federal level, I have sought to reduce unfunded mandates as many of these place unneeded burdens on local taxpayers.
As your Commissioner, I’ll work to maintain the quality of lifestyle we all enjoy while planning for future growth. As the owner of a small business in Lent Township, I see the impact that county board decisions have on businesses. I’ll work towards making Chisago County a place where other businesses will want to locate. Promoting economic growth helps keep taxes down while providing the services our residents deserve.
When I have free time, my wife, Dody and I enjoy outdoor activities in our community and volunteering at Maranatha Assembly of God church.
For more information about me, you can call 651-462-1358 or visit my website, http://www.votelylejohnson.com.