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Frank Pomeroy: Marie Kovecsi listens, then votes her conscience

October 11, 2018

I am proud to say that I know Marie Kovecsi. She has served on the Winona County Board for the past four years. Two of the most important issues that Marie has voted in the affirmative on are; the frac sand ban and large farm (water contamination). In Knopp Valley and the surrounding valleys we have experienced, first hand, frac sand blasting. When the Biesanz owner decided to mine frac sand the blasting numbers rose from 10-20 blasts per year to well over 100 blasts per year. Our houses shook on a daily basis, to the point where we approached the city and set up a blasting committee. Since the Biesanz mine owner has chosen not to mine frac sand we are back to 10-20 blasts per year. If the ban were to be lifted that certainly could change.

It is important to note that many of the contributions to the Mike Charron campaign are coming from proponents of changing the frac sand ban and large farm owners. That certainly tells me that they feel that Mr. Charron will move to overturn the present ban. We need to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Marie has taken the time to research every issue that comes before her. She listens to proponents and opponents and in the end votes her conscience. This is precisely why I voted for Marie four years ago and intend to vote for her now.

Join me in voting for Marie Kovecsi. She deserves another four years on the Winona County Board.

Frank Pomeroy, Winona

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