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Autumn Lehrke

Autumn Lehrke to challenge Myra Peterson for board seat

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Cottage Grove resident Autumn Lehrke has filed to challenge Myra Peterson for her seat on the Washington County Board this fall.

Lerhke, a 28-year-old store manager of a SuperAmerica gas station in Maplewood, said "irresponsible spending" pushed her to join the race for the District 4 seat.

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"They're talking about increasing property taxes because the values of homes have decreased," she said. "I don't think that increasing taxes is the solution, we have to cut spending."

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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