ESCANABA – Gerry Tatrow of Garden is challenging Democrat John Malner for the Delta County Commission in District 1.
He says he is concerned about the direction the country is going and wanted to get involved in county government.
“I figured it would be a good place to start. It’s where I live. I know a little bit about Delta County being born here and being involved in the last seven years. I think there can be a lot that can be improved in the county,” said Tatrow.
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He says if elected to the county commission he wants to focus on economic development and mental health services. He believes the county needs a new jail and says his background in construction could be helpful.
“That jail looks like a maze that mice might run through. A couple of times I went through the wrong door and I couldn’t figure out where I was, whether it was the jail or what it was. It’s old and I know there is a lot of structural problems, plumbing problems, it’s overcrowded,” Tatrow said.
Tatrow says he wants to see a program to help inmates with drugs problems re-enter the community.