Olmsted County District 4 candidates record videos regarding Seneca property

The four 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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Kindra Ramaker, Brian Mueller, Bill Pirkl and Steven Leo Connelly.
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ROCHESTER — The four candidates for Olmsted County District 4 commissionerBrian Mueller , Steven Connelly, Bill Pirkl and Kindra Ramaker – were asked to provide responses to a question designed to help introduce them to voters

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The two-part 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:

Brian Mueller

Steven Connelly

Steven Connelly provided an audio response, rather than video.


Bill Pirkl

Kindra Ramaker

The candidates for the seat are on the ballot for the Aug. 9 primary election to narrow candidates to two for the Nov. 8 general election.

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

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The four candidates for the open seat were asked about the position and why they decided to run for office.
The four candidates for the open seat were asked about the best use for Housing and Redevelopment Authority funds. Here’s how they responded.
The four 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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