Anderson to bring innovative leadership

Bruce Anderson has been a friend of my family for many years. I have followed his career starting with his Elk River High School football success. Even then, he was not only a skilled player but was also a team leader who motivated the rest of the team to do their very best. He has continued that style throughout his professional and personal life, which has brought him success in his chosen career and greatly benefited the Sherburne County community. During my 16 years as Sherburne County commissioner, I worked closely with Sheriff Bruce Anderson and appreciated the many ideas and innovations he brought forth, particularly his success in securing the federal jail contract which has brought over $120 million since 2000 into our community. I was there, and I know this project was conceived and promoted by Bruce and would not have happened without his tireless efforts. When I decided to retire, I encouraged Bruce to run for my commissioner seat, but he was not finished with his projects in the sheriff’s department. I was very happy to see that Bruce would once again like to serve his community with his exceptional leadership abilities. I cannot wait to see what innovative ideas he will bring forth. Please join me in voting for Bruce Anderson for county commissioner to bring cost effective, innovative and collaborative leadership for Sherburne County. — Arne Engstrom, Elk River