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Erichsrud endorses Young in District 2

By Staff | Aug 2, 2010

A Faribault County commissioner not seeking re-election has endorsed a candidate running for his District 2 seat.

Commissioner Butch Erichsrud says he’s decided to support Greg Young in the Aug. 10 primary election.

On July 23, Erichsrud began recording radio commercials on Young’s behalf.

Erichsrud, who decided not to run after serving one term, believes Young’s time as a supervisor on Verona Township Board will help him as a commissioner.

“Greg has a lot of pulses. Being a contractor he understands the bidding process, designs and contracts,” he says. “You need someone on the county board with a wide range of experiences.”

Two other candidates also sought Erichsrud’s support.

“It was a good feeling being asked. They’re telling me they think I did a fairly good job and respect me as a commissioner,” Erichsrud says.

Also running for the four-year seat are Mike Mensing, Al Travis Thielfoldt and Milton Steele.

Thielfoldt also has gained some political support.

According to campaign literature, District 24 state Sen. Julie Rosen and 24A Rep. Bob Gunther have given Thielfoldt their endorsement.

The top two vote-getters in the primary square off in the November general election.

Residents in the townships of Jo Daviess, Pilot Grove and Verona, and in Wards 1 and 2 of Blue Earth will vote in the District 2 election.

All county residents will decide which two candidates move on to vie for the county recorder’s position.Eva Adams, Sheryl Asmus and Ken Skaare are seeking the four-year post. Nancy Huff decided not to seek re-election after serving 24 years.

Residents will have to wait until November to cast their vote in three other races.

Incumbent Sheriff Mike Gormley is being challenged by Blue Earth Police Chief Dean Vereide.

In the District 4 commissioner’s race, incumbent Tom Loveall will face Rob Nelson.

District 4 includes the cities of Delavan, Easton and Winnebago, as well as the townships of Barber, Delavan, Lura, Prescott and Winnebago.

In the county attorney election, Brian Roverud is seeking re-election and will face Troy Timmerman, managing attorney of the Faribault/Martin counties public defender’s office.

All offices are four-year terms.