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Op-ed: Kyle Klinksiek explains why he deserves your vote for County Supervisor

Kyle Klinksiek is running for Cerro Gordo County Supervisor against incumbent Jay Urdahl. Urdahl has been on the board for 24 years.

The following is from Cerro Gordo County Supervisor candidate Kyle Klinksiek of Mason City –

Good afternoon folks:

I would like to thank everyone who has helped with my campaign. I appreciate everyone who has read my pamphlet and letting me place signs up in their yard. To everyone who did not receive a pamphlet I apologize. I ran out of time. Time goes by very quickly when you only have two days a week to campaign.

Here are a few things I would like you to know about my campaign. I spent $850.00 advertising for my campaign. I think Jay Urdahl spent around $600.00 to $800.00 on his billboard sign on 12th Street alone. Nobody has given me any money for this campaign. I am running on my own funds.

Jay Urdahl has been in office for twenty four years. He told the Globe Gazette his number one priority is to bring jobs to the county. In Jay Urdahl’s pamphlet it shows the four companies he brought in which provide livable wages. Four companies in twenty four years! Could any company stay afloat if they only sold four items in twenty four years? Please keep in mind Cerro Gordo County lost IMI Cornelius and we did not win the bid to get the Target Regional Shipping Center. Alexander Batteries is closed up and Minnesota Rubber is barely operating. Not too bad for a Supervisor whose number one priority is jobs.

The Globe Gazette did not endorse me since I am not running on any platforms and for my inexperience as County Supervisor. What experience did Jay Urdahl have when he became Supervisor in 1988?

Here is my campaign platform. I will do the job for $35,000.00. You as the voters will decide if I earn a pay raise or not. I will listen to you. Local government should be the eyes and ears of the community. Your Supervisor should make his decision that will best help the whole county and not the people who funded his campaign. I did not receive any campaign funds. I am doing this on my own.

I will not make County Supervisor my life long career. Two four-year terms and I will be done. To get the second term, I have to prove to the voters to re-elect me. I am not using the tax payer’s money as second income. The $35,000 I would make as County Supervisor is what I make now driving for Schneider.

Folks, I am providing you a chance to save Cerro Gordo County $40,000.00. If you have any questions please give me a call at 641-420-9715 or email me at I thank you for your time and do not forget to vote on November 6th.


Kyle Klinksiek

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