St. Michael City Council member Nadine Schoen is eyeing city history, as she announced her mayoral campaign Monday afternoon. Schoen, who has lived in St. Michael with her husband, Pat, and three children for the past 20 plus years has also served on the City Council and various boards and committees for the past six years plus.
“I started on planning and zoning before running for council back in 2010,” Schoen said via phone Monday night.
She ran for council in 2010 to get more involved and help bring and keep businesses in St. Michael.
“I’m very involved in the community and am a leader in our area, I want to continue to see positive economic growth and keep the vision the council has for St. Michael,” she added.
Schoen will have big shoes to fill as Mayor Jerry Zachman retires after 12 years in office, she said.
“He’s a wonderful person,” she said.
Schoen noted that she wants to continue to offer support to the I-94 expansion project and the equal school funding issue. “I’ve got a good relationship with [Albertville Mayor] Jillian [Hendrickson] and the county commissioners, and I see progress and moving forward when we all work together.”
While there hasn’t been anyone else to announce their candidacy, Schoen is confident that she is up for the challenge and role of St. Michael mayor
“I’m the best one for the position and have a good pulse on this community,” Schoen said. “I’m excited and so is my family.”
Filing for public office begins Aug. 2. In addition to the mayor position, there will be two open spots on city council.
For updates on Schoen’s campaign, you can follow her and connect with her on Facebook.