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Taking the oath: Washington County commissioners sworn in

Commissioner Lisa Weik, District 5, was sworn into office Jan. 3 by Judge Tad Jude. At right is her daughter, Sarah Weik. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)

The Washington County Board of Commissioners began the new year with the swearing in of three members who won re-election to their respective districts in November.

Lisa Weik of Woodbury, Fran Miron of Hugo and Gary Kriesel of Stillwater took the oath of office in separate ceremonies prior to their Jan. 3 meeting at the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater.

Weik also was elected board chair by a unanimous vote. Commissioner Karla Bigham of Cottage Grove was unanimously elected vice chair.

Commissioner Stan Karwoski was sworn in Dec. 6. The former mayor of Oakdale won a special election in November to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Ted Bearth. Due to the vacancy, he was sworn in right after the results of the election were certified.

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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