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Bearth, Pulkrabek Advance in Primary for County Board

The race for the Washington County District 2 seat is between Bill Pulkrabek and Ted Bearth, as of 12:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Both will move on to the general election on Nov. 6.

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The unofficial results are in and it looks like Bill Pulkrabek will face Ted Bearth for the Washington County District 2 seat in the general election this fall.

Preliminary results show Bearth has won the primary with nearly 56 percent of the votes and Pulkrabek with 27.68 percent of the votes. The third candidate running was Joseph T. Delaney Sr., who received 16 percent of the votes. Only the top two candidates from the primary move on to the general election. 

Results for federal and state offices are unofficial until the state canvassing board meets on Aug. 21. County results are unofficial until canvassed Aug. 16 or 17.

The Minnesota Secretary of State is also reporting preliminary results for state and federal races. With the majority of state precincts reporting, as of 12:30 a.m. Aug. 15, the results are:

Washington County Commissioner District 2

  • Ted Bearth: 55.91 percent
  • Bill Pulkrabek: 27.68 percent
  • Joseph T. Delaney Sr.: 16.42 percent

State Representative - District 43B

Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Republican

  • Kevin J. Klein: 55.54 percent 
  • Bob Zick: 44.45 percent

U.S. Senator

Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Republican

Independence

U.S. Representative District 4

Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Republican

Independence

Judicial Races

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice

In the Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice race, incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea along with Dan Griffith will move forward to the general election. Skjerven Gildea received nearly 50 percent of the votes, Griffith received about 29 percent of the votes. Jill Clark came in third with approximately 20 percent of the votes.

Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4

In the Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4 race, incumbent David Stras as well as Tim Tingelstad will move forward to the general election. David Stras received about 49 percent of the votes, Tingelstad received approximately 29 percent of the votes. Alan Nelson came in third with about 21 percent of the vote.

John Larson August 15, 2012 at 09:14 AM
Nice job Hannah.
Resident of Oakdale August 20, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I see it's only 27%, but WHY would anyone vote for Bill Pulkrabek at this point. What a disappiontment that folks who take the time to vote would waste a vote on a man of such lousy character. Bill Pulkrabek doesn't DESERVE to be a Washington County Commissioner!!! YUCK!

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