Olmsted County District 2 candidates record videos regarding Seneca property

The two candidates for the open district seat were asked how they would like to see the county-owned property that once held a canning facility developed. Here’s what they said.

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Olmsted County District 2 candidates Gabe Perkins (left) and Dave Senjem (right).
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ROCHESTER — The two candidates for Olmsted County District 2 commissioner – Gabe Perkins and David Senjem – were asked to provide responses to a question designed to help introduce them to voters.

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The question posed was: What would you like to see Olmsted County do with the former Seneca Foods canning facility site

The Post Bulletin requested a video response of up to 90 seconds in length from each candidate. Here are the responses we received:

Gabe Perkins

David Senjem

The candidates for the seat will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.


Watch for more candidate questions and responses as the election approaches. 

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The two candidates for the open district seat were asked how they would make county budget decisions. Here’s what they said.

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
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