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McGrath runs for county board


To the Editor:

Thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinion in the upcoming Iron County Board of Supervisors election. Although this is my first time running for any public office, as a concerned citizen of Iron County and a Hurley resident for 25 years, I have much to offer.

As an anti-mine candidate, I feel that our county board needs a supervisor that opposes this proposed mine. The balance between tough decisions on the mine that will ultimately make an impact on our community needs to be addressed. The seriousness behind these decisions will not only affect us, but those of our neighboring counties and the rights of the Native Americans.

The challenges that the Iron County Board faces and the decisions they make on this mine will be felt for generations to come. After three years of following this proposed mine, my decision was then against, and today reassured with all the information I had obtained in the process. I feel we need to look beyond this mine and not be bogged down by it.

I encourage more public awareness and input to what is actually happening in our community. If elected, I would focus on promoting outdoor activities with all the pristine land and waterways for the sportsman. I would invite not only snowmobiling and four-wheeling, but skiing, fishing, hunting, kayaking and the list goes on.

I would encourage environmentally friendly businesses. To recycle and to reuse, to buy local and to buy American-made items. Possibly a food co-op with our local farmers providing fresh vegetables, beef and pork.

If elected, I would spend my time working towards answers with positive results for Iron County — a county that I can be proud of and help lead in the right direction. Please feel free to contact me at 715-561-4381 or

Michael McGrath


District 3 candidate for Iron County Board


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