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Stan Karwoski and Wayne Johnson have won the two Washington County district commissioner races.
A record amount of outside spending has flowed into U.S. House races in Minnesota, including the 2nd Congressional District.
When Washington County Board of Commissioners District 2 candidates Stan Karwoski and Julie Ohs are out door-knocking, they often find themselves explaining how local government works. "It is known to be kind of the invisible layer of government," Karwoski said. While interest in national politics has increased in recent years, voter turnout for municipal races remains low. During the August 2018 primary, about 2,300 voters selected a gubernatorial candidate but skipped filling out their ballot for Washington County Board.
In a review of five months of audio from Rep. Jason Lewis' nationally broadcast radio show, CNN has found he at one point questioned the validity of trauma caused by sexual harassment. At the time, Lewis was discussing the recent sexual harassment allegations against the 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, according to CNN. By Nov. 8, 2011, four women had claimed they had been verbally or physically sexually harassed by Cain, the Washington Post reported at the time. Cain denied these allegations and was never criminally charged.
Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District race has garnered national attention as one of the most competitive midterm elections. The election is a rematch between democrat Angie Craig and first-term incumbent Rep. Jason Lewis, a republican who won the open seat in 2016 by 2 percentage points. The district is considered a “battleground,” with both parties hoping to snag it as they seek majority of the U.S. House.
After spending about two decades in the medical device industry, Angie Craig says she can bring a fresh perspective and expertise to the nation’s health care reform movement.
Ahead of the Nov. 6 election, U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis spoke with RiverTown Multimedia about key issues, including health care, school safety and climate change. In this year’s rematch against his opponent from 2016, democrat Angie Craig, Lewis’s key campaign topics include support for technical skills training for high school students, expanding Republicans’ tax reform efforts and pledging to be an independent voice for Minnesota, pointing to his work on bipartisan bills.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has awarded the Washington County Sheriff's Office a grant to fund the salary and benefits for an additional officer focused on reducing impaired driving.
Captain Kirk could hardly sit still as he received his badge from the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Kirk, a 1-year-old bulldog-lab mix from the Woodbury Animal Humane Society, jumped and wagged his tail as Sheriff Dan Starry pinned on his new badge, culminating his training since his June adoption. While the K-9 unit has six other dogs cross-trained in skills including drug detection, Kirk will focus solely on narcotics, filling a spot left by a retired canine officer that did the same.
Wayne Johnson will be running unopposed this November for the Washington County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat, though Jeff Swenson's name will still appear on the ballot. Citing time commitment concerns, Swenson withdrew from the race mid-summer without having spent a penny on campaigning. Though he had missed the deadline to get his name off the ballot, his exit was reported in the South Washington County Bulletin and the Pioneer Press. Still, 1,405 primary election voters ensured him a spot on the November ballot.