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Slavik wins Dakota County District 1 commissioner race

Farmington supported Christy Jo Fogarty in her bid to fill the open Dakota County District 1 commissioner seat, but that wasn't enough to earn her the win against Mike Slavik of Hastings.

Slavik won the local county commissioner race Tuesday with a total of 16,355 votes to Fogarty's 11,715 overall votes.

Fogarty did carry the lead in Farmington, where she received 5,788 votes over Slavik's 3,812. Eureka and Empire townships supported her, as well, but Castle Rock voted in favor of Slavik.

Slavik will fill the seat that will be vacated when County Commissioner Joe Harris retires in December.

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 served as 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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