Seven file for Washington County Board electionsHow do seven people fit into three seats? That’s a question Washington County voters will decide.
By: Bob Eighmy, Woodbury Bulletin
How do seven people fit into three seats?
That’s a question Washington County voters will decide regarding the respective races for three commissioner seats on the Washington County Board.
Seven contenders for the three spots emerged from July 15’s filing deadline. The November election will ultimately determine the three candidates who get to occupy their desired board seats — and eliminate the remaining four from the equation.
The District 5 election will feature three Woodbury residents: Cheryl Hurst, Beth Roberts and Lisa Weik. They are vying for the seat currently held by Dick Stafford, who was appointed to the position in February following the death of commissioner Greg Orth. District 5 encompasses nearly all of Woodbury.
Incumbent Washington County Commissioner and current board chair Dennis Hegberg will be challenged by Eric Langness. They both reside in Forest Lake. District 1 contains Forest Lake, Hugo and other neighboring communities in the northern-most portion of the county.
District 3 commissioner Gary Kriesel, the incumbent, will face Thomas Kopel. Both men are from Stillwater. The District 3 seat represents Stillwater, Afton and several other communities in the St. Croix Valley area.
Candidates for city races in Washington County have until Sept. 9 to file.
For more information, visit: http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/