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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Kokesch says he is not running

  • When Al Kokesch announced he was running for office in 2010, he also said if he was elected it would be his final term....
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  • When Al Kokesch announced he was running for office in 2010, he also said if he was elected it would be his final term. Kokesch is holding true to his word, as he has officially announced he is not going to seek re-election this year, which means at the end of 2014 his stint as a Redwood County commissioner comes to an end. “Eight years is enough,” said Kokesch. “It’s time to give someone else a chance to serve.” Kokesch, who represents the Commissioner District 3, first ran for office in 2006 and was elected to two terms on the board. “It’s been fun and a good experience,” he said. “Now it’s time to bring someone in who has new ideas.”
    Kokesch said he wanted to announce his decision early to allow those who may have an interest in running for the spot to have a chance to consider it before the filing window opens May 20. “I know there are some good people out there who can do this job,” said Kokesch. Kokesch said one of the accomplishments he felt good about during his time in office was keeping the levy at zero percent for five years in a row all the while maintaining healthy reserves. Kokesch said he knows the decision to merge the county’s public health and human services with Southwest Health and Human Services was a tough one, but he believes in the long run it is going to be good for the residents of Redwood County. Kokesch said he has seven more months left on the job, and he fully intends to continue working hard for the county. “Everyone has been great to work with over the years,” said Kokesch. “The time went by fast.”
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