Mark Mandich of Lawrence Lake has announced his intent to file for re-election as Itasca County Commissioner District 5. Current boards he sits on include the County Board, Grand Village Nursing Home Board, Itasca County Health and Human Services Board, Rail Road Authority Board and the Labor Relations Committee. In addition he represents the Board on a number of other committees including, but not limited to, the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Association, Nashwauk Library Board, Arrowhead Pro-Care Board, and the Northeast Consortium Board.
He is also a veteran, serving four years in the U.S. Navy, a Hurlbut-Ziemer Legion Post #476 member and past Commander, 34 years as a union member, and a Lawron Trail Riders Snowmobile Club member and Trail Coordinator for the past 18 years. He also belongs to the Swamp Siders Snowmobile Club and works with four-wheeler clubs to help put new trails in Itasca County.
Mandich stated, “I have been married to my wife, Beth, for 32 years; have a daughter, Kim; and a son-in-law, Chris; a son, Jeff; and a grandson, Chase. At the end of this year I will have 16 years as your County Commissioner. I feel that the current Board of Commissioners is a very good Board to work with. We all bring something different to the Board, which helps us make our decisions.
“Itasca County is moving forward with new businesses like Magnetation, Essar, ProBlast and other small businesses. We are making progress on our roads, bridges, trails and tourism.
“I have lived in Itasca County for 53 years. I have enjoyed being your Commissioner. I thank all of you for the support you have given me and I would truly be honored by your continued support.”