Community connections? My wife Dawn and I have lived in Cottage Grove for nearly 24 years. I coached youth sports and volunteered as a chaperone as many parents do. I’m vice chair of the Finance Council at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hastings and I’m active in the Knights of Columbus. I’ve worked hard to make our communities stronger by volunteering on several boards and commissions. The Cottage Grove mayor and City Council recognized me as the Volunteer of the Year for my civic involvement. On November 8th, vote Tony Jurgens for state representative.