Riebel deserves board re-election

Sherburne County Commissioner John Riebel Sr. deserves to be re-elected because he has a record of achievement and cooperation. John’s voting, with other commissioners, has kept the counties tax levy at zero for many years. He voted with the board to approve a new three-year wage package for 641 employees, bringing the average wage in line with area counties.

During his term, commissioners have worked hard to receive an AA+ credit rating for the county. John has made wise use of tax abatements to encourage new growth or expansion of businesses. He is active in the community, owns Becker True Value Hardware and has served over 10 years as commander of an American Legion post. He has good working relationships with department heads and was twice elected chairperson by his fellow commissioners.

We are thankful for John’s service and dedication. He deserves to be re-elected as our Sherburne County commissioner. — Jerome Takle, Elk River