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Election Candidate Profiles Now Online
Mankato, MINN (October 2, 2018) – The profiles of regional candidates running in the Nov. 6 election - provided directly by the candidates themselves - are now available online at greatermankatoelections.com, Greater Mankato Growth announced today.
“Greater Mankato Growth strives to serve as a non-partisan information intermediary between candidates and the voters on issues impacting not only business, but the overall vitality of the region at large,” said Patrick Baker, Vice President and Director of Government & Institutional Affairs for Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. “Elections are one of the most important and effective ways citizens can make their voices heard. By providing our members, as well as the broader community, access to the information presented in these candidate profiles, we hope to enable them to make informed voting decisions.”
Candidates were asked to complete an online profile, including biographical information, as well as respond to a questionnaire. The questionnaire enables voters to gauge a candidate’s perspective on characteristics that are essential for effective public servants and that will represent the area well, including:
- Understanding of the core responsibilities of the elected position they seek
- Views on key issues and how to impact them
- Role of the public office they seek in promoting business vitality and economic development
- Fiscal responsibility and the effective and efficient use of public dollars
- Open communication and accountability
- Compromise and consensus
Candidate profiles are available for the following races:
- U.S. Representative – 1st District
- State Representative – Districts 19A, 19B, and 23B
- Blue Earth County Commissioner
- Nicollet County Commissioner
- Mankato Mayor & City Council
- North Mankato Mayor & Council
- Eagle Lake Mayor and City Council
This online candidate portal is routinely one of the top viewed webpages on Greater Mankato Growth’s website and speaks to the value voters place in this information. We welcome all community members to share this important information with their colleagues, friends and networks.
About Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. It exists to intentionally develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through business growth, retention and attraction; talent growth, retention and attraction; regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace.
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. consists of four business units: Greater Mankato Growth serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, Visit Mankato focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, the City Center Partnership, focuses on development in the City Center and GreenSeam utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy.
contact: Patrick Baker, 507.385.6657