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Jim Ellefson
Mayor

Term expires 12-31-20

 

 

John Hintz
Councilmember-Ward 1

Term expires 12-31-20

I am a currently a member of the Economic Development Authority & president of the Ada Future Leaders.  I've been employed at Kelly's Chrysler Center, Inc. here in Ada as the business manager/salesman since 2004.  I graduated from Ada-Borup Highschool in 2004 & MSCTC in Moorhead in 2007 with a degree in Sales & Business Management.  I've lived in Ada almost my entire life & married my wife Katie in August of 2012.  I decided to run for City Council to add a fresh perspective & voice on subjects relating to the younger generation.  My cell phone number is (701)412-5517 and I can be reached at jhintz@adamn.gov

 

John Rosenberger    
Councilmember-at-large

Term expires 12-31-18

I spent my influential years growing up in Ada, graduated from Ada High School, and attended college in Minneapolis and other locations while in the military. Retired from the Army after more than 20 years and returned to Ada shortly afterward. I am married, and my wife Wanda and I have six children between us, most of which are grown. I serve the public as the County Veterans Service Officer, and it is my goal and ambition to serve the City of Ada with the utmost integrity; it is also my intent to keep the City’s best interests in mind at all times. I serve on the Public Safety, Zoning and Planning, Public Works and Flood committees. Please feel free to contact me at jrosenberger@adamn.gov. 

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Thomas Opheim        
Councilmember-Ward 2

Term expires 12-31-20

I was born and raised in St. Paul, MN.  I graduated from Highland Park Senior High School, Gustavus Adolphus College and William Mitchell College of Law.  My wife, Linda, and I moved to Ada in 1975.  All four of our children were born and raised here.  Linda and I have been very active in organizations in  Ada.  I was elected as Norman County Attorney six times and served as Ada City Attorney for more than 30 years.  After practicing both public and private sector law for 37 years I retired in 2011.  Linda and I consider our decision to move to Ada and raise our family here as one of the very best decisions we have ever made.  Ada is a wonderful place to live!

Topheim@adamn.gov 


 

Mike Nelson
Councilmember-Ward 1

Term expires 12-31-20






Richard Pinsonneault   rpinsonneault@adamn.gov 
Councilmember-At Large 

Term expires 12-31-18

I am a current member of the Flood and Fire committees along with the Economic Development Authority. I am a State Farm Insurance agent, having just completed my twentieth year with the company. As for education, I have an MBA, a Master of Management in Health Care Administration, and Bachelor of Science degree. My high school years were spent in Warren, Minnesota. Originally French Canadian, I grew up speaking French at home. Joanne and I moved to Ada with our two children in 1997. I ran for the Council because of my concern over flood protection, and my concerns over business inefficiencies at both the Liquor and Dekko enterprises. My phone number is 218 784 3218.


 

Jacob Kroshus 
Councilmember-Ward 2

Term expires 12-31-20

I’ve lived in Ada most of life. I graduated from ABHS in 2007, went to MSCTC in Moorhead MN for Diesel technology and graduated 2009, I have worked for Norman County Implement in Ada as a mechanic, Titan Machinery in Ada as a heavy haul truck driver also. I farm with my dad Joe, and work full time for The State of Minnesota Highway Department (MNDOT) in Ada as a Transportation Generalist, driving snow plow in the winter and performing road maintenance in the summer. I married my wife Amber the summer of 2016 and we have a son (Jayden) who was born December of 2013. I am vice president of the Ada Future Leaders and am on the Public Works committee.  I ran for city council to represent the younger generation of Ada, and voice their concerns.  Feel free to contact me by email at jkroshus@adamn.gov with any questions.


Jake





 

Vacant 
Councilmember-At Large 

Term expires 12-31-18



 

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