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2022 Moose Lake Township Seat A: Three candidates seek election

Incumbent Phil Lattu is running against challengers Tracy Matuseski and Mark Vichorek.

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MOOSE LAKE — Three candidates are vying for Seat A on the Moose Lake Township Board of Supervisors.

Incumbent Phil Lattu is running against challengers Tracy Matuseski and Mark Vichorek.

The Cloquet Pine Journal sent questionnaires to the candidates. Responses were not received from Lattu and Matuseski. Vichorek's responses are below. They have been edited for style and grammar.

Mark Vichorek

Age: 59

Family: Married with two children.

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Occupation: Self-employed financial advisor

Community service involvement: Volunteered for many hockey levels as well as other political campaigns; golf in charity events such as Disabled American Veterens Cloquet and Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce outings.

Previous experience in elected office: I have not held an elected office but have helped in other campaigns.

Why are you running for office?

Too many times the same people are elected and become quiet or non-existent in their duties to the communities and then nothing gets done of any consequence. I want to help change that. I want all in our township to know when meetings are and to encourage involvement and accountability.

What are the big challenges you see facing the community?

Roads and road maintenance. Ditches need mowing and trees need to be cleaned up, as well as updating culverts. I would also like to have more volunteers for projects if possible to save taxpayers money for larger projects.

If elected, how would you work to address those issues?

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I will get input and involvement from the township residents and make sure they have the input to help in the decisions made by the board; work with any and all services available to maximize our available funds.

What successes do you hope to build on, if elected?

The success of living and helping the community several capacities; utilizing the experiences of others that have had influence in these types of affairs.

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