Letter: Kelly will bring changeAs a former employee of the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and current chief of police in Kenyon, I felt the need to comment on the upcoming sheriff’s election.
By: Lee G. Sjolander, Kenyon, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
As a former employee of the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and current chief of police in Kenyon, I felt the need to comment on the upcoming sheriff’s election.
Kenyon dropped its contract with the sheriff’s department because of poor customer service, causing the county to lose over $200,000 a year.
At the beginning of this race, the Kenyon Leader printed a question-and-answer section to get to know the candidates. One of the questions asked was, “How will you make Kenyon feel part of the county community?”
Marty Kelly’s answer was, we need to be seen and to attend council meetings to say hi and to see if there is anything we can do to serve you better. We need to show up at local events to help out.
McNurlin’s answer was to form a sheriff’s citizen group to provide him with information and recommendations.
This is what separates the two candidates. Marty will get involved and Scott will form another committee. I see Kelly as a person who can change this way of doing business.
I feel it’s time for a change: better communication, better customer service and fiscal accountability.
Lee G. Sjolander