Crow Wing County voters can change the makeup of our board of commissioners in November. Bill Brekken, a businessman with local roots and longtime record of community service, is running for the District 2 seat. He is campaigning as a "strong positive voice."

He understands small business owners and those employed by them, working moms and dads, and taxpayers who all deserve effective local government. As Bill Brekken visits with residents, he listens to their concerns. He has an open mind.

His entry into public service on the county level comes at a good time. Change is in the wind. Good people come forward to be part of the solution.

Bill Brekken will contribute fiscal sensibility and human sensitivity. He will serve with dignity and respect.

His attitude is model for the rest of us.

Steve Waller,

Breezy Point