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Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin announces re-election bid

Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin

WILLMAR – Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin has announced his intention to run for re-election. He will be campaigning for his second term as mayor.

“When looking at the past four years, I am proud of the work we have completed,” Calvin said in an email to the Tribune. “We have addressed our lack of housing, developed a long-range plan for Willmar’s future and started working on our park plan. We are growing together and have a bright future.”

Calvin was first elected mayor in 2014, succeeding Frank Yanish. Prior to his term as mayor, Calvin served as Willmar’s first full-time fire chief from January 2000 to August 2012. A Willmar native, Calvin has also worked as a paramedic and started his career in the fire service in 1977.

Calvin said there are several projects in the works for Willmar this year, including stormwater improvements, the completion of the Rice and Miller park projects as well as gathering public input for other facility projects.

“Our future is bright as we now have a long-range plan to follow as we update our facilities and continue updating our park system. Our economic engine is running well thanks to the support of our community leaders,” Calvin said. “I am proud of all the development we have happening and our staff continues to work at bringing additional opportunities to Willmar.”

Calvin said he is looking forward to the continuing support from Willmar’s citizens as he seeks re-election to a four-year term.