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To the editor:

Pondering the outcome of the 2nd District Commissioner race, a supporter said, “It’s in God’s hands now, and will be what God wants it to be.’”

With posting of the advanced ballots election night I knew I would not win, but was amazed and shocked that Dianne Novak had the most votes. With 27 of 31 precincts reported, I called her an said, “Madam Commissioner, you’re it!”

Dianne’s door-to-door campaign, hard work, and extreme efforts have my respect and support for the future.

Important to the county’s future will be Dianne’s effort to impose a county manager or administrator to efficiently run day-to-day operations with complex state and federal mandates.

It will be important to get new and younger people involved with EMS and rural fire departments.

It will be important to give our new economic development committee enough leash to try to make a difference in the county’s future.

It will be important to influence positive change in the road and bridge department to ensure safe and better roads. I hope to help Dianne with this task.

Last, but not least, I would like to thank Dan Holub for his years of service to the commission and thank my supporters who believed in me.

With the help of God, may our futures be brighter.

Mike Beneke

Last modified Nov. 16, 2016