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Golden Valley County seat up for grabs

Two people are competing to be the next District 3 Golden Valley County commissioner.

Incumbent David Quale has been a commissioner for eight years. He is challenged by Paul Schmitz, who decided to run because he feels it is time for a change.

"I think bringing in a new perspective and new ideas would help the county," Schmitz said.

Quale says he enjoys what he does and where he lives.

"Golden Valley County is a great place to live," he said. "We have a good school system, great people and I want to see our county continue to prosper."

Schmitz agrees with Quale and added that Golden Valley County is a great place to raise children.

"We also take care of each other out here, when one person is in trouble we all try to pitch in and do our best to help them out," Schmitz said.

Quale and Schmitz say the main issue the county is facing is road conditions.

"People aren't happy with the maintenance of the roads," Schmitz said.

Quale said he hopes the commission can turn that around.

"We have already started working on ways to improve the roads, but there is more to be done," Quale said. "We also need to find a way to start building some housing and apartments."

Schmitz said he would like to see more people and businesses in the county. If elected, he would make sure that the county's money was distributed properly so that the schools get what they need and deserve.

Schmitz said he is a dependable, considerate, civic-minded individual. He is a good listener and is looking to promote positive change.

"I will use good commonsense to get the best results I can for all the residents of Golden Valley County," Schmitz said.

Quale hopes that voters find his experience, hard work and positive attitude an asset.

Quale and his wife Marian have lived in Beach for 38 years and have two children and two grandsons.

Schmitz has been married 41 years to Mary Lee. They have three children and six grandchildren.