Commissioner Jack Swanson

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210 6th Ave SE
Roseau, MN 56751
Home Phone: 218-463-2691

Jack Swanson has served Roseau County as Commissioner of District 2 since 2006. Commissioner Swanson is originally from the area, and has spent all but ten years of his adult life residing in the county. His father Ole Swanson was born and raised in Warroad and his mother Connie (Sonsteng) was born and raised in Roseau. Jack Swanson and his wife Nancy lived in Madison, Wisconsin from 1986-1996 where Jack was the play-by-play voice of the Wisconsin Badgers and the sports director for the Wisconsin Radio Network. The Swanson's returned to Roseau in 1996 to raise their two sons Jeff and Willie and to start KCAJ-FM radio (KJ-102). Jeff teaches biology and chemistry at Roseau High School; his wife Angie is a first grade teacher at Roseau Elementary; they have two daughters, Abby and Hannah. Willie works for the Minnesota Department of Corrections as a probation officer in Benton County; he and his wife Emily live in St Cloud. Commissioner Swanson's broadcast career continues and he can be heard weekdays on the KJ-102 morning show.


  • Association of Minnesota Counties Executive Committee
  • Association of Minnesota Counties Broadband Sub-Committee
  • Association of Minnesota Counties Local Government Round Table
  • Association of Minnesota Counties Delegate
  • Association of Minnesota Counties Futures Task Force
  • Association of Minnesota Counties Public Safety Policy Committee
  • Building Committee
  • Community Justice Coordinating Committee
  • County Fair Planning Committee
  • Credit Card Committee
  • Operations/Committee of the Whole (COW)
  • Department of Natural Resources Land Asset Pilot Project
  • Flood Plain Map Advisory Committee (COW)
  • Greater Minnesota Advisory Panel
  • Hazard Mitigation Committee
  • Highway Department (COW)
  • Insurance Committee
  • Land Asset Pilot Committee (COW)
  • Land Use Committee (COW)
  • Law Library Board of Trustees MS 134A.10 Sub 4
  • Legislative Committee (COW)
  • Northwest Minnesota Emergency Communications Board
  • Northwest Minnesota Housing & Redevelopment Authority
  • Public Health Committee
  • Roseau County Affordable Housing Fund Advisory Board
  • Roseau County Extension Committee MS 38.36
  • Safety Committee
  • Social Services Board (COW)
  • Solid Waste Planning Committee
  • Statewide Radio Board Finance Committee
  • Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Advisory Committee
  • Tax Forfeited Land Sale Committee (COW)
  • TV Translator Committee
  • Wellness Committee
  • Statewide Radio Board