LETTER: Frethem: Results without the drama

To the Editor:


Please mark Aug. 13 on your calendar!

Because our previous county commissioner resigned in June, there will be a special election in November to fill the last year of his seat. Since there are nine people running, there must be a non-partisan primary on Tuesday, Aug. 13, to narrow the field to two people. 

If you have plans to be away on Aug. 13, you can vote absentee. You’ll need to either request an absentee ballot from the county — search “Ramsey County elections vote before Election Day” online and you’ll find instructions — or vote in person at the Ramsey County Elections Office, 90 Plato Blvd. W. in St. Paul. 

Nicole Frethem is running, and she is an engaging, prepared and energetic candidate. She works in human services for the state, but has identified ways to improve efficiency and get better outcomes for people. I want to see people get help, but I also like it when elected officials seek ways to stretch taxpayer dollars.

Frethem does her homework! She has talked to community leaders and residents to hear what is on their minds. On hot button issues like flooding and the Rice Creek Commons development in Arden Hills, she is looking to find solutions by listening respectfully and finding common ground. 

So many of us are tired of political vitriol and are looking for new leaders who can get results without the drama. Please consider Nicole Frethem on Aug. 13.


Paul Gardner 


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