Jim Nelson files for a 3rd term

Published 9:43 am Wednesday, May 30, 2012

By Rebekah Dyvig, staff writer

Freeborn County commissioner Jim Nelson filed his bid for re-election Tuesday morning.

Jim Nelson

Nelson, 52, of Albert Lea has previously served two terms as the 3rd District commissioner.

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“I have really enjoyed the last eight years as a commissioner and hopefully I have made a difference,” Nelson said.

Being on the board is a continuous learning experience each week, Nelson said, and he has learned much as a member.

With a background in farming and trucking, Nelson said he likes working with the rural areas and gravel roads because he understands it well and enjoys that aspect of it.

Nelson is a farmer and also works for his wife’s trucking company, MJ Nelson Trucking. He and his wife, Mary, have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Filing continues through June 5.