Anderson ‘has come a long way’

I have known Bruce Anderson, candidate for county commissioner, since I was a senior at Elk River High School. I knew him when he was a dispatcher for the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department, so Bruce has come a long way. He worked very hard to go through the ranks of the department; he started at the very bottom and with hard work and dedication he became the sheriff of Sherburne County, not an easy task! He laid a solid foundation to make the sheriff’s department into what it is today, and he did it by networking with many agencies and good people to build a great department that we all are very proud of today. I had worked for Elk River schools for 21 years, and the last 10 of those years as the head custodian at the high school. Bruce and I maintained our friendship over the years, centered on our continued involvement with the youth of Elk River. Bruce has always been very involved and concerned with all kids. He has been a positive role model and mentor to our youth and was actively involved as both a participant and promoter of sports in the community. Bruce understands that our kids are the future of our community, and he has always worked to provide the leadership and resources that they need. I am very happy that Bruce will be positioned to maintain and improve our youth services in his role as a county commissioner. Knowing the person he is you wouldn’t find a harder working commissioner for our county. — Terry Zerwas,  Big Lake