1st District St Louis County Commissioner            

Frank Jewell

In 2014 you elected  Frank Jewell to serve as your 1st District County Commissioner by a strong majority.   Show your support of the work he's done on your behalf by electing him once again to be your County Commissioner.  Vote Frank Jewell on Nov 6th.
An Experienced Commissioner
I have served as your County Commissioner since 2011. During that time I have worked to assure the county is managed in a financially efficient and effective manner. I have supported increasing the sales tax so we can assure that our roads and bridges are taken care of and up to the standards that our citizens expect.  Responding to the increased needs we have seen from the opioid crisis and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act., I have worked to increase the funding for and the staff who work in Public Health and Human Services,   As a County Commissioner from a rural county I was appointed by Governor Dayton to the Clean Water Council and am involved in recommending funding for clean water programs. I have also been involved in the Heart of the Continent Partnership, an effort to promote the communities in Northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Ontario and the public lands that sustain them. Wherever I can I promote the idea that St. Louis County is a great place to live, work, raise a family and start a business. It is a place where I will work to assure that every child can succeed.
The Issues
Public Health and Human Services

County Road Maintenance and Repair

Public safety

Healthcare for everyone

Clean Water 

The Opioid Epidemic

Fiscal Responsibility

The Citizens
  I am in awe of the great commitment our citizens have to this community and their neighbors. I am also struck by the great diversity of the1st District and its constituents -  plumbers, students, business people, sales clerks, bankers, doctors, the young, the elderly, the rich, the poor ...so many and so different.   But no matter  how diverse the community our citizens have one thing in common and that is a belief that county government should be run .... accountably, with integrity and respect for others. 

I share that value and on behalf of the good people of St. Louis County , will continue to work for these values.

What are People Saying?

​"As we’ve become more involved in our community, we are impressed by the energy and vision that St. Louis County Commissioner Frank Jewell brings to his responsibilities."      

                                                                                                                              Ed and Sherry Hall 

"I hope voters reject campaigns based on lies and negativity.
In this spirit, re-electing Frank Jewell will best, most honorably and most honestly serve all of St. Louis County."
                                                                                                                             Chuck Babst                               

"St. Louis County Commissioner Frank Jewell’s factual record speaks for him as does the hugely diverse community of his supporters."
                                                                                                                             Jeri Kerns                                                                               

I Believe

Vote for Frank Jewell on Nov 6th

The last 7 years have reinforced my  belief that county government must endeavor  to promote the health, safety and natural resources of its citizens. While I have always had an understanding of the importance of this contract the County has with our citizens, I have gained a greater appreciation of the breadth of that commitment to all of St. Louis County.

From 3,000 miles of roads and thousands of septic systems to a wonderful program for mothers and babies, essential county services assure that people are fed and housed, the heat can be kept on, the potholes are filled, our communities are safe and our water is clean. 

My vision for St. Louis County and my personal commitment has been and continues to:

• Be a thoughtful and careful steward of the environment for present and future generations
• Value all citizens and ensure that services are available to meet their needs
• Support effective public safety so that community members can live freely and safely in their homes and communities while ensuring that all citizens receive equal treatment under the law
• See that the county is financially stable and we support job growth and sustainable development
• Look for creative and innovative solutions where ever possible

                                  Because I am committed to fiscal responsibility, I have
                                  joined a majority of Commissioners each year in passing
                                  a budget that assures that County services are both 
                                  efficient and effective. 

As one of the Commissioners representing Duluth, I have worked hard to support and increase ways the County and the City can collaborate. Whether it is building the very best and equitable assessment system or working together to build the Duluth Traverse, I believe we provide better services and products by working together. Our joint efforts have included the creation of hundreds of new jobs at businesses such as AAR, Maurices and Involta, just a few examples of important collaboration among the private and public sectors that is bringing increased employment, enhanced revenues and positive growth to our communities.  

Human services are a key component of what St. Louis County provides. From providing for seniors who wish to continue living in their homes to child protection, I have supported continued top quality programming. 

My Vision​​

 • Good jobs are critical.  Your county government needs to ensure that we have the best possible environment for innovation and businesses so young people have the living wage jobs they need to stay in the area. I have supported joint efforts with the City of Duluth that created hundreds of new jobs at businesses such as AAR, Maurices and Involta.

• Our tax policy shouldn’t burden local property owners. It takes strong leadership to continue providing the services that mean so much to the people of St. Louis County. In each year that I’ve been working as your county commissioner, I have joined a majority of commissioners in passing an efficient and effective County services budget so that anyAs Your 1st District County Commissioner, I Believe
 increase in taxes to provide these essential services is well below the rate of inflation. 


• You have a right have a right to a safe and healthy community. The St. Louis County Board is responsible for assuring that all of our citizens—young and old—can live in safe and healthy environments. I was an active participant in the efforts to decrease our jail population, saving the county nearly $1 million a year and at the same time making our  communities safer and holding criminals accountable.​​