Gammel: man of character

To the editor:

Paul Gammel is seeking election to represent the people of our area (Cambridge, Isanti, Braham, Dalbo, Rush City, Harris and western North Branch) at the State Capitol. I met Paul earlier this summer for the first time. I was impressed. Recently, I also came across the following quote:

“Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece — by thought, choice, courage and determination.”

Paul is a man of character, and he has built it piece by piece … starting with family and growing up, he became a Boy Scout and was awarded Eagle Scout, the highest scouting honor. As a young adult he stepped up and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served four years (state side and overseas)  as a M.P. (Military Police). He continued to demonstrate courage and determination for service in public safety as a correctional officer in Rush City.

As parents, Paul and his wife Lanae need courage and determination every day to raise their 5-year-old twin sons who start school in Cambridge this coming fall. (We know with multiple twins in our family that they are always an adventure and a challenge.)

Paul’s character leaves him well prepared to work with everyone for the betterment of our area and state. He will focus on the needs of middle class families. Paul believes it is time to STOP the bickering and end the gridlock in St. Paul. He will work to start solving problems, not finger pointing and blaming others. I ask readers to join me and vote for Paul Gammel … a man of character — a voice for the middle class.


Dick Welch


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