Getting a head start on the rest of the 2000 political candidates, Hubbard County Board Chairman Floyd Frank announced his candidacy for the District 4B House seat of the Legislature Friday.
The seat is currently represented by Rep. Larry Howes, R-Hackensack.
Frank, 47, Nevis, is seeking the DFL endorsement. He owns and operates Round Bay Resort, with his wife, Sue, and children, Mark and Crystal.
The former chair of the Nevis School Board and the Park Rapids Tourism Committee likes working on "big picture" solutions that the legislature addresses.
"You might implement something today but you have to look at how it might impact people 15 years down the road," he said.
Issues he will emphasize include economic development, tax reform and education. He wants to help the family farm and create new jobs in rural communities while protecting the environment.
Frank wants schools to be held accountable for results and provide students with an environment where they can improve their abilities to learn and think.
Frank is president for Heritage Manor Assisted Living Apartments, treasurer of the Hubbard County Council on Aging and is a member of the Transportation Advisory Committee. He has served as chair of the County Parks and Recreation Committee and the Planning Commission.
He has also belonged to other groups involved with the environment, rural government and rural development.
"I just think from the experience level I have I can offer a little more than average person," Frank said.
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