This letter is paid content. Brady Slater’s article “Candidates vie for western Duluth voters differently” showed the faces of the 3 candidates for St Louis County Commissioner in District 3. We support Eric Erkkila. Eric lives in our neighborhood, so we talk with him often. He understands the complex issues of St Louis County. His priorities include addressing the tax burden on property owners, bringing new development and jobs, facing our crime and drug problem, investing in roads and other infrastructure, and forming partnerships between the Iron Range and Duluth.
Eric is concerned about the tax burden on property owners, and will make it a priority to find other ways to raise funds besides raising taxes. Eric is also eager to bring new development into St Louis County. This would increase our tax base, and bring desperately needed jobs.
District 3 needs a county commissioner who recognizes and tackles the complex issues we face. Look at Eric Erkkila’s facebook page and his website voteerkkila to read more, and vote for Eric Erkkila.
Tony and Shelley Sheff