Scott Schulte has announced his bid for re-election to the Anoka County Board in the 2014 election.
Schulte was first elected to the county board in the fall of 2012, representing District 7. He had previously served on the Coon Rapids City Council for the prior 12 years.
In his first year on the board, Schulte was elected as the chairperson of the county’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA). He also serves as vice-chairperson of the Parks and Community Services Committee, is active on numerous committees within the county structure and also serves on the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) and the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) outside of the county.
“I feel like I am a good fit for this county board,” Schulte said. “I get along great with everyone on the staff and with my fellow elected officials, and feel that I have delivered on my promise to unify the Anoka County Board.
“I have worked hard on behalf of my constituents to fulfill the promises I made to them in regards to infrastructure, roads and county facilities. Accessibility continues to be my priority as well.”
According to Schulte, keeping taxes low and still delivering exceptional services is a “challenge worth the endeavor.”
Districts 5 and 7 both drew the short straw in the 2012 redistricting process, Schulte said. They only have a two-year term in the election cycle to keep the commissioner terms staggered, he said.
If re-elected Schulte will serve an additional four-year term carrying him through 2018. Jim Kordiak in District 4 is the other commissioner that will be up for re-election in 2014.
“I am gratified by the work I get to be a part of and given the opportunity I will continue to work very hard for the people of Anoka County,” Schulte said.
Schulte was born and raised in Coon Rapids. He and his wife Jan have five children and eight grandchildren.
He currently owns and operates Hi-Ten Service Center, a 56-year-old family run auto repair shop on Hanson and Coon Rapids boulevards in Coon Rapids.
Schulte serves on the Anoka County Joint Law Enforcement Council and also serves on the board of the Coon Rapids Crime Prevention Association and on the board of the First Advantage Bank. His service also includes being a director on the board of the Coon Rapids Rotary Foundation and the Coon Rapids Mortgage Assistance Foundation.
He worked as the treasurer and trustee of the Church of the Epiphany for the later Rev. Bernard Reiser and is an active member of the Coon Rapids Rotary Club and a past member of the Coon Rapids Lions Club.
Schulte is the past chairperson of the Anoka Technical College Automotive Advisory Board and past chairperson of the Union 76 Dealer Council.