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Profiles in Service - Aug. 6, 2018

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Randy Maluchnik
Board Member

Vice Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Carver County, Minn.

Number of years involved in NACo: 10

Years in public service: 24

Occupation: Veterans advocate  

Education: Master’s in vocational education

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Watch my daughter die after she was removed from life support.   

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner are: Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi. 

A dream I have is to: Do mission work in Palestine and Uganda. 

You’d be surprised to learn that: I have traveled to all 50 states. 

I’m most proud of: My work with veterans.                

Every morning I read: MinnPost.

My favorite dish is: Ice cream.   

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Climb Pikes Peak.

My pet peeve is: People who don’t understand the difference between governance and power.   

My motto is: Roberto Clemente’s “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.” 

The last book I read was: Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden. 

My favorite movie is: The Gentle Man. 

My favorite music is: Chicago jazz and Kansas City blues.  

My favorite U.S. president is: Teddy Roosevelt.      

My county is a NACo member because: NACo is a great value for achieving good governance. 

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