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Autumn Lehrke to challenge Myra Peterson for board seat


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.

"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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