Once again Bill Pulkrabek is running for Washington County commissioner. This time we should tell him "No Thanks!"
Commissioners Pulkrabek and Lehrke support breaking state law which requires garbage be processed into fuel and support polluting groundwater. At the Sept. 24 county commissioners board meeting they refused to subsidize a Newport trash processor by voting "no."
While working as our county commissioner, Pulkrabek, thru his one-person company "Tilt, Inc" was also being paid nearly $17,000 by the MN Republican Party. This unethical behavior occurred during Tony Sutton’s tenure as chair of the MN Republican Party. Sutton later resigned leaving a nearly $2 million debt. A request by other Republicans, led by former GOP candidate for Chair Joe Repya, for a forensic audit of Party finances was withdrawn last July. It’s ironic that Pulkrabek and Lehrke complained the Newport garbage facility wouldn’t open its books, while the state GOP fought to keep theirs closed.
Pulkrabeks’s finances aren’t the only areas of questionable ethics.
Pulkrabek is currently on probation stemming from a case of domestic assault with his girlfriend (not his wife) in May, 2011. He served as campaign manager for Michelle Bachmann in her first campaign for school board for District 834 in 1999. He endorsed Michael Brodkorb for Deputy Chair of the Republican Party in 2009. Now Brodkorb is suing the MN State Senate, costing taxpayers thousands, because of an affair with Majority Leader Amy Koch.
After 14 years it’s time to tell Bill Pulkrabek "No Thanks!"
— Pam Johnson, Stillwater