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Letter to the Editor: Vote Change for 'More Open, Fair Government' in Town of St. Joseph

Steve and Theresa Johnson, of Hudson, write a letter to the editor in support of Jay Kimble, Dan Thompson and Keegan McConaughey for Town of St. Joseph Board.

It is time for a change in the Town of St. Joseph town board and we support Jay Kimble for Town Chair, Dan Thompson for 2nd Supervisor and Keegan McConaughey for 4th Supervisor. 

These are men of integrity, honesty and fairness who will serve the Town residents in a professional, competent manner and will make thoughtful, fair and ethical decisions.

Jay is the former Deputy Zoning Administrator for St. Joe, former Mayor of Stillwater and a former deputy sheriff. He has unparalleled knowledge of the St. Croix River Crossing and is a proven, strong leader.

Dan is a successful business owner, St. Joseph volunteer firefighter and will watch over the financial picture for the town. He understands town government and will treat all who come before him in a fair manner.

Keegan is a Major in the MN Air Guard and a former active member of the US Air Force, born and raised in the Houlton area--no one is more honest and forthright than Keegan and he will serve this community with the same passion and commitment that he has served the Air Force. 

Please get out and vote on Tuesday, April 2nd for these men and make a change for a better and more open, fair government for the Town of St. Joseph. 

-- Steve and Theresa Johnson, Hudson

mainstreet March 26, 2013 at 04:07 PM
I find it rather amusing that you are more concerned with my identity, rather than posting any facts supporting the letter writer or the candidates. Speaks volumes actually. I must have hit a bullseye. BTW - I never said a word about being anti FD. Only anti $400,000 boondoggles, politicians who support(ted) them, and candidates supported by said politicians.
Carbon Bigfuut March 26, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Your comments above show that you're anti-FD. You rant and rave about a former town official, but have nothing to say about the people that are running for office?
country boy March 26, 2013 at 06:01 PM
mainstreet. I could really give a hoot about your identity since I know who you are. It may be a boondoggle to you, but also speaks volumes as to your non-support of improvements to the towns infrastructure either. You have your opinions and I have mine Still a a non-player.
Carbon Bigfuut March 26, 2013 at 11:09 PM
So where are your facts about the candidates running for office? You seem to be the one badmouthing the letter writer, not anybody else.
Concerned Citizen April 02, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Nepotism was the greatest injustice our town experienced in the last year and half. Colbeth is married to the town clerk treasure. In my opinion he should have stepped down. It has been a very uncomfortable situation for many of our townspeople. In my opinion, Colbeth is another that can not come up with an idea or decision on his own, his wife sits right next to him during the board meeting, and she talks more than he does. I’ll be happy when they are both gone. It is not fair to have a supervisor for the town, a county highway worker, getting paid by both the Town of St. Joseph and the county, all the while being married to the one who prints his checks. Colbeth, Gavin and Treager, all voted to get rid of Tuma's snow plowing company. We are going to need tens of thousands of our tax dollars for repairing our road’s shoulders. We certainly won’t have any money left for regular maintenance this summer. And, if you want to hear why Tuma was really let go, just go to the town hall and ask for the recording on cd between Adkins, Colbeth and Tuma.

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