Mary Wetter of Rockford Township announced her candidacy for the position of District 4 Wright County Commissioner.
Following the redistricting, District 4 now consists of the city of Rockford; Rockford Township; the city of Hanover, Precinct 2 and Precinct 3; Precinct 1A of the city of St. Michael; and the city of Albertville.
Wetter has been married to her husband Leander for 37 years and has three adult children, John, Paul, and Anne. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a B.S. in medical technology and was a past supervisor/manager at the Buffalo Hospital Laboratory. She has lived in Wright County for 39 years, with 37 of those years living in Rockford Township. She is a retired dairy and crop farmer, and in 2002, Wetter Farms was the Wright County Farm Family of the Year.
Wetter has long been involved in the community. She was on the Wright County Extension Committee for six years where she was chair for three of those years. She’s been a 4-H leader for 20-plus years. She’s also been active in township, county, and state politics for many years, working on various campaigns, serving as a delegate at many conventions, and as an election judge.
Wetter has been a Wright Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor for the past 10 years, serving on the finance and legislative committees. She was elected by her peers as a Director on the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) Board where she represents the eleven county Metropolitan area. She represents the Wright SWCD on the Metropolitan SWCDs Technical Service Area and the State Association’s Legislative Committee and in the past, the Resolution/Policy Committee. She is a graduate of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts/University of Minnesota Leadership Institute. She has a wide network throughout the state with SWCDs and legislators. She has also been a Citizen Lake Monitoring Program volunteer for 5 years.
"I am very excited to announce my candidacy as District 4 Wright County Commissioner. I feel I can bring experience with problem solving, leadership, listening skills, fiscal responsibility, integrity, commitment, and legislative connections to the board," Wetter said. When asked what voters could expect from Wetter if elected, Wetter said, "I will say what I will do, and I will do what I have said."
Watch for the launching of her website in the near future, marywetterforcountycommissioner.com.