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Ted Bearth

Bearth on County Board win: 'It's just gratifying'

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Voters ousted Washington County Board Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek from office last week, opting for another Oakdale man with a long history of public service.

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Ted Bearth defeated Pulrkabek in the District 2 race for commissioner, winning 52 percent to 47 percent.

"It's just gratifying that people put their faith and trust in me," Bearth said. "And it came home."

The win brings an end to Pulkrabek's run on the board, to which he was first elected in 1998.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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