Vote Vance Bachmann District 1 County Commissioner -
My name is Vance Bachmann, and I am running for District 1 County Commissioner for Otter Tail County. I am a lifelong resident of Perham, MN in Corliss township.
I have been a township supervisor for Corliss township for 12 years and counting. In January, I became the District 9 Director of the Minnesota Association of Townships. While working for the townships, I also have the privilege to be the Chairperson of the Joint Powers for the Perham Fire Dept. I am focused on keeping Otter Tail County moving forward.
As a small business owner, I see the problems small businesses face with rising taxes and finding employees. In addition, I hobby farm and know the many challenges that our farmers and future farmers face.
For 14 years, I have been a volunteer firefighter with Perham Fire Department. I was also the President of the Jaycees of Perham. I am currently on the EOT County Fair Board and am a volunteer of many other nonprofits of Perham.
My family and I sponsor a highway through the Adopt-A-Highway program, and I see how much more needs to be done with recycling. I am an avid outdoorsman and want to see our environment be here for years to come.
I feel as a County Commissioner, I would bring conservative yet progressive ideas. There has been a lot of movement forward in the communities we live in, but there is still much more to do. We need to be fiscally responsible with the taxpayers' money that the county and state receive, and we need to put that money to work for the people. I want to make sure we are progressive with our funds and use them to keep the county and townships working together to make both the cities in District 1 and rural communities stronger.