Current employment: Retired
Public office experience: None
What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you are seeking?:
Not having a Fourth of July Parade. When the Brainerd Jaycees came up with an alternative sponsorship and route and were shot down, that was the last straw. That was a slap in the face to the Brainerd Jaycees, local businesses and the citizens. It is time to put unity back in community and figure out ways to bring people to Brainerd, not drive them away. The Mississippi River project and a railroad museum are two things to build on. There is a lot of hard work that needs to be done to keep the Brainerd ship from sinking.
Current employment: Two appointed offices, airport commission and city Transportation Advisory Committee
Public office experience: Over a decade of active citizen participation in local government affairs at the city and county levels. Appointee to Transportation Committee from 1996 through 2004 and reappointed in February of 2011. Appointee to Airport Commission, January, 2012.
What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?:
I’ve followed local government issues for over a decade and thoroughly review city council agenda data. I’ve always voiced concerns and questions important to Brainerd citizens and I consistently bring important issues forward.
I work cooperatively with others with differing opinions. I answer questions directly.
I’ve proposed policy and procedure adopted by the city and I’ve researched issues bringing forth accurate data where previously it wasn’t provided.
I got involved years ago and I’ve stayed active establishing and securing a proven track record.
Last year Alderman Kevin Goedker said: Jeff Czeczok is the most “consistent and knowledgeable” constituent he’s had.
Current employment: I currently own and operate Brainerd Country Power Equipment in Southeast Brainerd at the intersection of Highway 18 and 25 since 2001. A licensed real estate Agent since 2007. Course's in Rental Housing
Public office experience: I have served six years as a Brainerd City Council person for Ward 3 in N.E. from 1999-2004. I was on the Safety and Public works committee from 1999-2004. I also was the chair-person on the Safety and Public works committee from 2002-2004 and Brainerd City Council liaison for the airport commission from 2002-2004. Worked with many different city committees from 1999-2004.
What makes you the most qualified candidate?:
I have the most experience as a candidate running for Brainerd City Council in Ward 3. I have been self-employed for over 35 years. With that said I have the most business experience of any candidate in Ward 3. I know how to bring business to Brainerd and create good jobs while protecting our environment and make new business coming into town feel like they are welcomed. I’ll make being a council person a full-time job. I will work very hard each day to make Brainerd a better place to live with good housing.
Current employment: Retired since July 2011
Public office experience: First time running for office
What qualifies you as the best candidate for the position you’re seeking?:
I have 26 years of service with the state of Minnesota and retired from BRHSC, (state hospital) July 2011. I have been active for 20 plus years working for good jobs here as well as across the state as a union and employment advocate. While helping negotiate six state labor agreements; I learned how to find win-win solutions by cooperation and compromise. I will work to grow living wage jobs, reduce property taxes, protect and or increase Local Government Aid and promote and invest in Brainerd’s assets in a fiscally responsible manner.