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Local Democrats Price, Gillespie appointed by Dayton

Two Woodbury residents were appointed to positions on state panels by Gov. Mark Dayton.

According to a Thursday, June 26, news release, Alberder Gillespie was appointed to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission. Gillespie, who also serves as Senate District 53 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party chairwoman, begins her term June 30 and replaces Cottage Grove resident Karla Bigham. Gillespie’s term ends Jan. 2, 2017.

Also appointed by Dayton is Woodbury resident and former legislator Leonard Price, who will serve as chairman of the Occupational Health and Safety Review Board. His term runs from June 30 to Jan. 5, 2015.

Price, a Democrat, represented Woodbury in the Senate from 1991 to 1992. He previously served as a House member from 1983 to 1990.

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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