East Bethel voters will have three candidates to choose from when electing a mayor Nov. 4. Current Mayor Bob DeRoche, along with Council Member Heidi Moegerle and former Council Member Steve Voss are looking to serve as East Bethel’s mayor. DeRoche, serving on the council at the time, was appointed to the mayor’s seat early this year when it was learned that Mayor Richard Lawrence was no longer an East Bethel resident.
Three candidates are vying for the two open seats on the East Bethel City Council. Voters will choose from the field of Tim Harrington, Brian Mundle and Randy Plaisance. Harrington is a current member of the city council, appointed early this year to fill Bob DeRoche’s seat when he was appointed mayor.
If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken. Instead, Sen. Al Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business of serving Minnesota.