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Melford seeks to help make smart decisions for Olmsted County's present and future

District 4 commissioner candidate files to serve community.

2022 Midterm Election in United States of America
2022 Midterm Election in United States of America
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ROCHESTER — Michael Melford is seeking to fill the Olmsted County District 4 commissioner seat being vacated by longtime commissioner Matt Flynn.

He’s the third candidate to file with the county, setting up a potential Aug. 9 primary election to narrow candidates to two for the Nov. 8 ballot.

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“I want us to make smart decisions for the present and the future of Olmsted County,” he states on a website set up for his campaign .

A magazine photographer and conservationist, Melford said he’s looking to serve the community he started calling home in 2019.

“I have had a long career traveling the globe many times over, working as a photographer for National Geographic,” he said. “I am now interested in helping here at home in Southeast Minnesota.”

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The filing period for county offices ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday,

Randy Petersen joined the Post Bulletin in 2014 and became the local government reporter in 2017. An Elkton native, he's worked for a variety of Midwest papers as reporter, photographer and editor since graduating from Winona State University in 1996. Readers can reach Randy at 507-285-7709 or rpetersen@postbulletin.com.
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