Philip J. “PJ” Trusty
Current employment: Minnesota National Guard, Crow Wing County commissioner, owner/operator of Crow Wing Lake Campground
Public office experience: Four years Crow Wing County commissioner, 14 years Fort Ripley Township supervisor
What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?:
I am the most qualified candidate for this job because: I desire to do this job, to help where and when I can. My experience as supervisor for Fort Ripley Township for 14 years and specific experience as county commissioner for the last four years gives me a good understanding of the fiscal responsibilities that are placed with this position. I was born and raised in the county and believe in fairly representing the needs of everyone within the diverse areas of District 1 and Crow Wing County.
Current employment: Business owner/farmer.
What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking:
To be very straight forward, I’m running for office because my neighbors and friends convinced me it was the right thing to do. I get so frustrated with the way things are going now in government. Many people serving in office seem to be self servants and not public servants. We need more true public servants looking out for the people they represent. That is what I will do if elected commissioner in November. I will look out for your interests, not my own.
Current employment: Retired. Twenty-three years owner of M.B. Construction
Public office experience: Five years Housing and Redevelopment Authority
What makes you the most qualifed candidate for the post you’re seeking: “I believe I am the most qualified because with age comes knowledge. My life has been full of desires for other people’s happiness no matter what class, rich or poor alike, and have had great satisfaction on many and I feel I still have four good years left! Remember Jinx Ferrari!
Employment: Department of Agriculture and small businesses owner
Public office experience: First bid
What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?
I served in the U.S. Army. I developed a private business and have worked in the government sector as well as the private sector. I have a proven track record with experience as auditor, fiscal law analyst, budgeting, human resources, employee training/development, strategic planning and management positions where I have been rewarded regularly for my performance. I am active in our community as a member of the VFW and as a member on the Rosenmeier Board for State and Local Government. With my observation I believe more can be done and constituent relations can be improved. I will bring community leadership, fiscal responsibility, economic growth, transparent accountability and real solutions for real problems to the Crow Wing County Board.