Primary election results roll in for Washington County

The primary election, held Aug. 14, determined the candidates for this fall's general election, many of which are familiar faces to Washington County voters.

In the 4th Congressional District, just over 91 percent of DFL primary voters selected incumbent Rep. Betty McCollum, determining that she will be the DFL candidate for that seat this fall. 

McCollum has represented the district since 2001. The 4th Congressional District encompasses a large section of Washington County and most of Ramsey County.

McCollum will be squaring off against Republican candidate Greg Ryan in the general election.

The other DFL candidates Maud Hassan and Redi Roseell, earned nearly 6 percent and just over 3 percent of the vote, respectively.

In House District 53A, Republican primary election voters determined that Andy Turonie will be the GOP candidate over Bill Dahn this fall. 

Turonie won about 57 percent of the vote, while Dahn earned about 43 percent. Turonie was also the party's candidate in 2016, though he lost to DFL Rep. JoAnn Ward by a large margin.

Ward, who is currently finishing up her third term, announced in January that she is not seeking re-election to the Legislature, so Turonie will be facing DFLer Tou Xiong in the fall.

House District 53A is made up of Landfall, Oakdale south of 10th Street, most of south Maplewood and the northeastern section of Woodbury.

Three candidates have been narrowed to two for the nonpartisan Washington County Board of Commissioners District 2 position. District 2 includes Birchwood, Pine Springs, Willernie, Landfall and Oakdale in addition to parts of Mahtomedi, Woodbury and White Bear Lake.

Incumbent Stan Karwoski earned about 52 percent of the vote; Julie Ohs earned just over 36 percent. Joe Delaney, who will not be on this fall's ballot, earned 12 percent of the vote. Karwoski is currently finishing up a partial term he stepped into in December 2016, his first on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

Election Day is Nov. 6.


—Aundrea Kinney

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