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Empire Town Board chair Terry Holmes expects a relaxed election night next week. He hasn't had an opponent in a township election in the more than 20 years he has served on the board.

A sure thing on election night

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Empire township board of supervisors chairman Terry Holmes is pretty sure he knows the outcome of his reelection bid next week. Chances are, he'll be successful.


Holmes is running unopposed, and it's not the first time. In the more than two decades he has spent on the Empire Town Board, he has never once run against another candidate. Holmes isn't actually sure just how many years he's actually been on the board. It's been 23 or 24, he thinks. He's kind of lost count.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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