Letter: Former county engineer supports Thelen

To the editor:

I recommend that voters in District 2 vote for Rose Thelen for Wright County Commissioner.  I recently retired as Wright County highway engineer after serving 43 years in public service.  During my 31 years as Wright County Engineer, I served under 19 different county commissioners and have participated in about 1,200 county board meetings.  This experience has given me a unique perspective on the role and effectiveness of a county commissioner in Wright County.
Rose Thelen is a hard worker who does her homework and works well with others.  She is a thoughtful steward of taxpayer dollars.  In our years of working together, we didn’t always agree, but I always felt respected by her.  Rose always includes multiple perspectives and works for compromise when dealing with important issues.  She is a visionary who is always looking for new approaches for the many challenges that develop in county government. I support Rose Thelen for District Two Wright County Commissioner.  She deserves your vote on Nov. 6.

Wayne Fingalson