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Unopposed County Board candidates win handily

Brad Anderson (left) and Jason Majerus

Jason Majerus and Brad Anderson were both re-elected to the Goodhue County Board. Majerus serves as the board's chair and Anderson is the vice-chair. Both commissioners ran unopposed in their races.

Brad Anderson

Anderson, who will complete his first term on the board in December, is the commissioner for District 2, which is comprised of the townships of Stanton, Cannon Falls, Vasa, Leon, Belle Creek, Minneola and the city of Cannon Falls. The district has an approximate population of 8,844 people.

According to votes tallied at 12:03 a.m. on Wed., Nov. 7, Anderson received 3,930 votes, which was 99.59 percent of the votes cast for that race.

Jason Majerus

Majerus, who was also elected to his second term as a commissioner, represents District 4, which has approximately 8,337 residents. District 4 includes: townships of Zumbrota, Goodhue, Belvidere, Featherstone, Hay Creek, Florence, and the cities of Zumbrota, Goodhue, Bellechester and the part of Lake City within Goodhue County.

According to the final tally, Majerus received 4,325 votes. There were also 115 write-in votes.

When asked about any plans or goals that he has for his next term, Majerus replied, "I haven't really thought about it much." He went on to explain that he hopes to continue with his work on the board and spend taxpayers's money wisely. Other than that, Majerus stated that nothing very exciting or pressing is happening in the county right now.

The next Goodhue County Board meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Goodhue County Government Center.