While they are both running unopposed on the November ballot, the candidates for both Stevens County Recorder and Stevens County Attorney attended a Candidates Forum this week at the American Legion in Morris. Stevens County Sheriff Jason Dingman, also running unopposed, was unable to attend the event, which was sponsored by the auxiliaries of the Legion #29, VFW 5039 and AMVETS 290.

Nicole Mahoney, a University of Minnesota Morris graduate and daughter-in-law of current County Recorder Virginia Mahoney, said her work experience and familiarity with the duties of the office makes her qualified to be County Recorder.

Meanwhile, Aaron Jordan, who has served as County Attorney for the past 7 years, touted the accomplishments of his office during the Air Force veteran’s tenure.

Jordan also gave high marks to the starting of the County’s Drug Court. Its graduates, he noted, have low recidivism rates, with 70 percent not committing crimes again.

The full Candidates Forum can be heard on our website, kmrskkok.com

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