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Ohs seeks contested County Board seat

Woodbury City Council member Julie Ohs is the latest candidate to file for the District 2 seat on the Washington County Board of Commissioners. She announced her candidacy May 31, joining Joe Delaney and incumbent Stan Karwoski, who both filed last week.

"With the support of voters in November, I'd like to continue my public service at the county level," Ohs said in a news release. "If elected, I would be an asset to the County Board, the communities within commissioner District 2 and the entire east metro region. I am ready to serve in a greater capacity and have the skills required to advance regional projects."

Ohs has served on Woodbury City Council since 2006, having won re-election bids in 2010 and 2014. She also served as a Woodbury Days volunteer and 12-year member of the SWCTC Telecommunications Commission. Other experience includes serving on the board of directors for Listening house, committee work for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and seats on the Woodbury Economic Development Commission and Woodbury Business Development Committee. She and her husband, Michael Flaherty, have lived in Woodbury since 1993. They have two adult children.

District 2 covers portions of Woodbury as well as Oakdale, Landfall and Pine Springs.

The candidate filing period for federal, state and county offices runs through June 5. The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6