Write-in Candidate Anderson

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 2, 2006

By Rebecca Houg, staff writer

Donald Anderson, 58, is working on a write-in campaign to unseat the current mayor, Bruce Hanson.

Anderson and his wife, Judy, have three grown children: Patrick, Tim and Kelly.

He works at Thermo King as a salesman and has been there over a year. Before that, he worked at Budach Implement for 13 years and 18 years at Clarks Grove Equipment.

Anderson&8217;s volunteer activities include the serving on the Clarks Grove Fire Department for 29 years and as a first responder for eight years. Anderson has also been on and off the Clarks Grove City Council for more than 20 years.

One of his supporters is Bill May, owner of the Hardware Hank store in town.

&8220;He is very fair and doesn&8217;t make quick judgments,&8221; he said. &8220;He&8217;ll do whatever&8217;s best for the town and not for the individual.&8221;

May served on the City Council with Anderson for four years and has experienced working with him already.

May said the candidates running are capable of doing the jobs.

May explained that Anderson wasn&8217;t planning on running. That&8217;s why he didn&8217;t file. Then, when he realized there were groups planning on writing his name in on their ballots, Anderson decided he wanted more control of his campaign. He decided to accept the good intentions of his supporters and take develop his own campaign.

Anderson said the main issues residents in Clarks Grove face is trying to get new businesses to come to town.

If elected, he would work to get the city leaders of Clarks Grove to communicate better and get them to work together.

Anderson would like voters to know, &8220;I’m an honest Christian guy trying to do what&8217;s best for the city.&8221;