Meet the local candidates: Jacob HolckName: Jacob Holck Commissioner District: Fifth City or Township in which you reside: Worthington
Name: Jacob Holck
Commissioner District: Fifth
City or Township in which you reside: Worthington
Occupation: Nobles County Historical Society/Pioneer Village
What qualifications do you have for seeking a county board seat? Attention to details, good work ethic, know the ins and outs of local government as well as having good contacts in the state legislature. Passion to help rebuild Nobles County’s image and reputation. Eagerness to serve others.
What is your top priority in county government? 1.) restoring Nobles County’s reputation 2.) getting rid of wasteful spending 3.) overhaul of county government system
Explain ideas you have to address your top priority: It seems simple but it’s something that hasn’t been done for a long time — MAKE GOOD DECISIONS!! Our county is the laughing stock of Southwestern Minnesota, and frankly its embarassing. We really need to make decisions that are representative of the people of Nobles County, not the county administrator.
The County Commissioners need to step up and admit the mistakes they have made, thats a good first step, then we need to preserve what needs to be preserved and improve what ought to be improved and prohibit what ought to be prohibited. It is said that good communication is the key to a successful business, well the county is essentially a business. Its clear to me that we are lacking in good communication. But the key thing is that our bad reputation can be restored, all we have to do is work together and be open with each other.
What would you like to see accomplished in the county in the next four years? Better relations with the people of Nobles County, better relations with other counties in our area, and a successful county government.
Additional comments: Nobles County is a great place to live, I wish people could see past the negative things that have happened. These problems we are having can be fixed. Nobles County isn’t doomed or a horrible place to live, all we have to do is work together and chip in. Our problems can be fixed. I am proud to live in Nobles County.