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Meet Steve

Downtown Willmar Minnesota

A proven leader

  • Willmar resident for 38 years

  • Native of Staples, Minnesota

  • 12 Years with Bennett Office Technologies as Managed Print Specialist



  • Served 4-year term on Willmar City Council, Chair of Labor Committee

  • Served 6 years on Humane Society Board, including 3 years as Chair

  • Led and assisted in creation of Lions Dog Park

  • Served 7 years as member of Design Team for Vision 2040 Leadership, bringing World-Class Leadership Training to our Communities

  • Completing final year of 6-year term on City of Willmar Planning Commission, including 3 years as Chair

Steve and Kelly Gardner


  • Married to Kelly 29 years in September

  • Daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons currently living in Willmar

Thanks for your support & carrying us to victory in November!

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