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Anoka County Board,
District 5

Mike Gamache:

Improve local infrastructure

Adapted from the Minneapolis Labor Review, October 22, 2022

By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor

ANDOVER — As an elected official, Mike Gamache focuses on improvements to government operations and public infrastructure.

Running with AFL-CIO endorsement, Gamache is seeking  a third term on the Anoka County Board to represent District 5.

District 5 includes parts of Andover, Oak Grove and Coon Rapids.

Gamache previously served as mayor of Andover, winning election seven times.

“I’ve always been pleased and honored over the years being endorsed by the labor unions for both my runs for mayor and county board,” Gamache says. “It also helps me understand the issues we’re facing.”

As mayor of Andover, Gamache left two lasting legacies: building the Andover YMCA Community Center and leading the drive to pass a local open space referendum.

Elected to the Anoka County board in 2014, Gamache has chaired the board’s parks committee since 2019, leading the way for several improvements in management and infrastructure.

He pointed to the Chomonix  golf course — which was losing money — but with the hiring of a new manager and a three-year plan, “now the course is actually making money” — in half the timeframe planned, Gamache noted. “That was a great success.”

The Bunker Beach Water Park was facing structural issues, including collapsing concrete. “We all know we had to go and do the big fix,” Gamache said, adding “we got that done in one complete off-season.”

In seeking a third term, Gamache wants to “finish the work” with a salary structure project to benefit county employees.

He also wants help steward plans and  construction of a new 911 call center and a new county jail. “You’ve got to make these decisions from time to time,” he says.


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