NEW LONDON - Roger Imdieke, of rural New London, said today he intends to file for election for the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners.
Pending the result of re-districting, Imdieke said he intends to run for the District 4 seat currently held by Dennis Peterson.
Peterson, who was first elected in 1993, announced this month he doesn't intend to run again.
Imdieke praised Peterson for serving the area, and especially for his work to combat aquatic invasive species.
"I can only hope to do as well," said Imdieke, who is in the process of forming a campaign committee.
Imdieke said he has an interest in public service and a "desire to promote the resources of the Glacial Lakes are of Northern Kandiyohi County as a way to strengthen the economic base of that region."
He said he'd promote that part of the county as a destination for visitors, which could bring additional business opportunities into the county.
He said there are "challenging times for local government," but that there are 'great opportunities as well," he said.
Imdieke and his wife, Judy, along with their three grown daughters own and operate Three Sisters Furnishings near New London. They also continue to operate a family farm north of Belgrade.
Filing for office begins May 22.