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JoAnn Ward, shown here at a summer fundraising event, won over 56 percent of registered voters in House District 53A.

Woodbury's Ward reacts to House win, prepares for 'big job'

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A Woodbury woman with deep roots in education and restorative justice came away with a win last week over a GOP candidate who focused on health care and schools.

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Democrat JoAnn Ward defeated Pam Cunningham in the House District 53A race, which comprises western Woodbury, Landfall and parts of Maplewood and Oakdale.

Ward secured 11,932 votes - or 56 percent - to Cunningham's 9,269.

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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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