5/5/22, 10:40 AM
“A LEADER FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY”
The race is on, for Jefferson County Commissioner (Incumbent) Mae Huston’s seat on the Board. Commissioner Huston’s position is being challenged by 2 contenders, Mark Wunsch and Laurie Danzuka.
Mark Wunsch spoke with Ranch Matters from one of his cattle operations and explained why he threw his hat in the ring. He said he spent a lot of time researching and attending Commission meetings and realized that he would be not just be a good candidate, but a “strong candidate” due to his Ag (Agriculture) background.
Wunsch stated, “Looking into some of the history, I realized that Jefferson County hasn’t had a commissioner, with first hand experience, someone with that day-to-day life, revolves around Ag, in 24 years and that really upset me. Upset me and was kind of an embarrassment that the heart blood of this County, which is Ag and natural resource, has not been represented well.”
Candidate Wunsch is very passionate about this race and further stated, “I hope you guys see my passion, in the Ag industry and what I want to do for all my neighbors that are struggling whether it’s a drought, markets or food supply issues…” The future looks “a little scary and I think we need to have first hand representation to make sure that we’re stable as a local county entity and we’re making sure we’re taking care of ourselves first and that goes on businesses, people, food supply, whatever we can do-we need to make sure we can take care of ourselves.”
Wunsch understands Jefferson County is very diverse and requires looking out for all the residents and believes his passion will be the driving force behind all of his efforts if elected.
*Ranch Matters has offered Commissioner Huston an interview opportunity and to date haven’t received a response.
Ranch Matters Staff