From the Winona Post, 9/28/2022
I am writing in support of Commissioner Chris Meyer who is running for reelection. As a longtime observer and photographer of the natural world, I appreciate her concern and work regarding the natural resources and environment of Winona County. She has supported the Winona-Mississippi-La Crescent watershed planning and has worked to protect both ground and surface waters by supporting the animal unit cap. She’s been a strong supporter of the Soil and Water Conservation District and their work. On the Planning Commission, she voted to protect Winona County from frac sand mining and its detrimental effects. I hope you will join me in voting for Commissioner Meyer and support her efforts on behalf of this amazing area where we live.
Kay Shaw, Winona
From the Winona Daily News 9/25/2022
We’ve known Chris Meyer for many years; she is first and foremost a true listener. Chris listens to all voices with respect and consideration, and is dedicated to servant leadership. She studies the information and facts surrounding issues impacting Winona County. Chris actively practices true collaboration with other county-wide organizations and looks for opportunities to better the lives of its citizens.
One issue important to us is affordable housing; Chris has worked tirelessly on this. In 2021 she voted to supplement the rural housing authority budget from CARES act funds, and in 2022 voted for more support for the organization. Chris also voted to apply ARPA funds toward a much-needed supportive housing project in Winona County. Citizen access to county services and new opportunities are incredibly important to her.
In Chris Meyer we have a smart, good-hearted, honest, and hardworking public servant who is good for Winona County. We ask you to support her re-election and vote for her in the upcoming county commissioner race.
Kathy and Greg Peterson, Winona
From the Winona Post 9/14/2022
Trust is what this next election is all about. Who do you trust to carry the burden for you and your philosophy, and who will treat that trust with great personal responsibility?
I can say this about Chris Meyer. I trust her and know her.
She has taken on the burden of making sure practical Minnesota values are involved in decision making, not the least of which is how our county’s soil and water are used. Small farms pay a heavy price for large farm expansion, and keeping small farmers in business is good economic sense.
Winona County is now known as the puppy mill center of Minnesota. Chris will consider the inhumane treatment of dogs, while considering ordinances that limit their expansion and the few who benefit from their operation.
As for the issue of recycling, I was rummaging in my basement the other day and found an old “Elect Chris Meyer” sign. I immediately installed it in my window. Problem solved. Just put your sign in your basement so you can reuse it for the next time.
Chris will do what’s best for the common good, not just for a few special interests. Vote for Chris; I will.
Paul Woodworth, Winona
From the Winona Post 9/14/2022
It’s a breath of fresh air when you have an elected official that is trustworthy, full of integrity, and represents your values and concerns, and Chris Meyer (Winona County Commissioner, District 1) is just such a person. Whenever I have engaged Chris on issues ranging from COVID, the new county jail, or the recent Rush Creek fish kill, she listens deeply before responding and demonstrates a full and nuanced understanding of the issues and relevant systems.
It is apparent from these conversations that she is not only well-informed and insightful, but she also greatly cares for Winona County and all its constituents: the staff who run the day-to-day operations, the businesses that power our local economy, the farmers who face such mounting challenges, and the citizens who long for a thriving life and healthy environment.
Chris has led with compassion from the County Board these past several years and will continue to do so if re-elected. She has my wholehearted support, and I hope you will join me in re-electing Chris Meyer as the District 1 Winona County Commissioner this November.
Silas Bergen, Winona
From the Winona Post 9/7/2022
I met Chris Meyer five years ago, when we were both participating in a program to learn and practice intentional listening and civil discourse. Chris cares deeply about our community here in Winona. Despite the incivility and rancor, I know she experiences as a county commissioner, she is patient, thoughtful, and treats her colleagues with respect. She works hard, does her research, considers the opinions of others, and makes decisions for the greatest public good.
Chris has a positive vision and goals for us to all live safely and thrive. She leads with tolerance and common sense.
I support re-electing Chris Meyer as District One county commissioner.
Linda Wilfahrt, Winona
From the Winona Post, 9/7/2022
I met Chris Meyer five years ago, when we were both participating in a program to learn and practice intentional listening and civil discourse. Chris cares deeply about our community here in Winona. Despite the incivility and rancor, I know she experiences as a county commissioner, she is patient, thoughtful, and treats her colleagues with respect. She works hard, does her research, considers the opinions of others, and makes decisions for the greatest public good. Chris has a positive vision and goals for us to all live safely and thrive. She leads with tolerance and common sense. I support re-electing Chris Meyer as District One county commissioner.
Linda Wilfahrt, Winona