Northfield Postmaster Dennis O'Connell hopes April 3 turns out to be a good day.
He is one of two candidates vying for votes to be elected District 4 alderperson for Hudson, WI.
O'Connell has been the acting postmaster of the Northfield Post Office for 14 months.
Below is some information O'Connell provided to our sister site, Hudson Patch.
Current occupation: I have worked for the US Postal Service since 1994. I worked for the Hudson Post Office as a clerk for one year, and then I carried mail in the area between Vine and North Hudson for 10 years. I then went into management as a supervisor in River Falls. In 2008 I accepted a Postmaster position in Caledonia, MN. Which is 30 miles west of La Crosse. We put our house on the market right as the market crashed and we were unable to sell. So one year later I transfered back to this area. My home office is Hager City. For the past 14 months I have been the acting Postmaster in Northfield, MN.
Experience: I have previous council experience from 2002 to 2008. I was on the Finance Committee the last three years. And I also was the Public Safety Committee Chairman for two years.
Why do you want to be on the Common Council?: The main reason I am running again is because of the redistricting. There is no incumbent so I decided to put my name on the ballot.
What is the most important issue facing the City of Hudson and where do you stand on that issue?: I am disappointed in the cuts the Hudson Police Department has had to make. We also need to fund the library. I believe we really need to look at how we are spending our room tax money. I feel we are not getting our bang for the buck through the Chamber of Commerce. We are giving them a lot of money with no return and no records of how our money has been spent to promote Hudson.
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