Meet Your Candidates
Hello, my name is Roger Peterson, and I have been nominated by Bob Nikolai for the position of Director, District 5.
I am 64 years old, married for 43 years with 2 children and 2 grandchildren, all of whom live in the Finland area where I was born and raised. I graduated from William Kelley High School in Silver Bay and went to work for Reserve Mining Company in 1974. I married my wife Tammie in 1978 and had our two children in 1980 and 1981. When Reserve shut down, I went to work for the Mn. DNR, Fisheries Department in 1984 and worked there until 1993 when I went to work for Cleveland Cliffs until my retirement in November of 2020. I now work full time at my construction business, keeping busy building things.
Throughout my time living in Finland, I was involved in many organizations, including the Finland Area Recreation Committee, Finland Fire & Rescue, Finland 1st Responders, and the Crystal Bay Township Board.
The Cooperative Light & Power touches everyone who lives in this area; my dad worked for the CLP when I was in grade school. I can remember him leaving to repair power outages in the middle of the night. I am reminded of that every time our power blinks on and off, and what a great job our linemen do to keep the lights burning brightly. I would be proud to be a part of this great organization and would appreciate your support. Thank you.
My name is Kyle Weideman, and I would like to represent CLP’s District #3 as your board member. I have been a small business owner and a resident of Silver Creek for many years. I was born and raised in Two Harbors and continue to enjoy being part of our community with my wife and children. I am active as Treasurer for The Two Harbors Lion’s Club, oversee financials for a local non-profit organization, and believe my past experience working at Silver Bay Power Co. and pursuing a degree in Energy Management would prove beneficial in guiding CLP’s future.
If elected, I follow my family’s past commitment (my mother, Peggi, served as a board member for many years) of providing crucial responsibilities to CLP’s strategic plans and goals. I would strive to represent the district in a positive manner focusing on safety, reliability, and financial stability. I look forward to representing the families, homeowners, and businesses in District Three on the: vision, mission, goals, objectives, and purpose that benefits the members of the Co-Op’s long successful history and would be honored to be part of that legacy.
My name is Steve Josephson; I have grown up and lived on the Northshore all of my life. I graduated from William Kelley High school in Silver Bay. I am married, have two grown married children, and three grandkids to enjoy. I worked for Reserve Mining and ended up retiring from Northshore Mining. I also run my business, Steve's Hauling, doing gravel, dirt, excavation work. I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, helping out the kids on projects, and playing with the grandkids.
*While not yet officially nominated, CLP has received proper notice that Steve Josephson intends to be nominated from the floor at the Annual Meeting as your District 4 Director. In the interest of transparency and keeping members fully informed we are providing you with the following biographical information.
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