'Unusual' field to challenge Anoka County's Andy Westerberg

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 9, 2012 - 9:43 PM

Anoka County commissioner has well-known challengers.

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ironguruJun. 11, 12 6:47 AM

It sounds like an audition to a tea party with no tea! Good luck to the residents of Anoka County!

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fishinramseyJun. 11, 1210:55 AM

So let me get this straight. The county board cut taxes for the first time in 4 decades and did not lay off one person. But rather, the board offered early retirement and did not fill unneeded positions; and we're supposed to vote these guys out? Good luck to the challengers!

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roundy1945Jun. 11, 1211:17 AM

The AC Board cut costs across the board. In the "good old days" Langfield, Ledouex, etal used the County budget as their personal expense account - ie the Commitee of Counties meeting in HI. They sent 3 board memebers and Scott billed the Taxpayers 7 days for a 5 day trip. They also picked rather expenseive hotels, as a quick serach on the net indicated that they roomed in hotels that were 50% higher than that of tourist rate hotels. Rmasey county voters - get rid of the bums that wanted to give your tax money to Wilf, if they would give your money to a billionaire they will give to anyone.

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roundy1945Jun. 11, 1211:19 AM

AC voters beware. Westerberg supported the Vikings stadium in Blaine - he wrote the bill -it only cost you a little over a million dollars. If it had gone through it would have cost every consumer in AC an average of $50.00/year.

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climategateJun. 12, 1210:14 AM

As the fishing guy said, this current board (minus Dan Erhart of course, who ALWAYS votes for more spending and NEVER reductions) has cut the taxes of Anoka County residents by 7% last year, which has not happened in the last 40 years in AC. After the reductions, the conservatives on the board also managed to ADD 70 million dollars to fund road construction. Guess who will benefit from that money for construction? UNION workers. So union workers, wake up and realize who your real friends are, it's NOT Dan Erhart.

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climategateJun. 12, 1210:43 AM

2 races deserve special attention in Anoka County this year. 1. Dan Erhart finally has a challenger in Scott Schulte who will push this tired old dinosaur out of the office he's squatted in for far too many years. Dan Erhart has NEVER voted for any reduction in taxes or spending in his 30 years in office. He thinks Anoka County exists for his benefit. Dan Erhart was the one who, with the assistance of Paul Levy, tried to embarrass Anoka County when Allison Lister cried and whined to the board that she needed a 20,000.00 pay raise. Dan forwarded an email which was private to the commissioners, to Levy at the Strib to try to cause trouble as he always does. It's at least a decade past the time that Erhart should be ousted from his seat.

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climategateJun. 12, 1210:43 AM

2. In the Matt Look race, one of the challengers is the FAILED former mayor of Ramsey, Tom Gamec. Gamec was the leader and lead cheerleader for the DISASTER formerly named Town Center and now called COR. If you look at the names on the plaque in Ramsey city hall, you will find the names of people who should NEVER be allowed to ever hold public office again. Gamec's name is on that list. China Gate anyone? Allison Lister was the AC Vet's coordinator who got upset when she wanted a HUGE raise and didn't get it. Boo Hoo. Dan Denno did a good job in Oak Grove and should stay there and continue instead of challenging Matt Look. Matt Look is leading the charge to drive a stake into the heart of the "Train to Nowhere", Casino Train, No Logical eXcuse, otherwise known as NLX. This multi-billion dollar boondoggle serves no purpose other than to transport gamblers to Hinkley and possibly enrich some property owners in Pine City. Anoka County NEEDS Erhart to go and Matt Look to STAY.

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