Washington County Commissioner Gary Kriesel has announced that he is seeking re-election.
“During these unprecedented times, now more than ever, Washington County needs strong, experienced leadership,” Commissioner Kriesel said. “I look forward to continuing to provide that direction to the county board.”
The COVID-19 crisis has financially devastated our community: people are out of work, businesses shut down, and schools closed. Even as we begin to reopen, we’ll be feeling the impacts for months and years to come.
“I am committed to providing our citizens economic relief by reducing property taxes, while still providing the core and essential services that residents need,” said Kriesel. “I will continue to fight to make sure your hard-earned tax dollars are well spent.”
Commissioner Kriesel has established himself as a strong and creative voice for fiscal responsibility, sound investments, and leadership. Washington County has the 2nd lowest tax rate in the metro and AAA bond ratings by both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s.
During his time in office, Kriesel has forged positive relationships with local, state and federal leaders, building consensus and gaining support for key projects, including the proposed Highway 36/Manning interchange, St. Croix River Crossing, Brown’s Creek Trail, and the purchase of the 15-acre Aiple Property for a new shoreline park on the St. Croix.
Commissioner Kriesel represents District 3 which includes the communities of Afton, Bayport, Baytown Township, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Oak Park Heights, St. Mary's Point, Stillwater, Stillwater Township, and West Lakeland Township.
"It is an honor to serve the residents of District 3," Commissioner Kriesel said, "Working together we can meet the challenges of these demanding times and continue to make Washington County one of the best places to live, work and play."
Kriesel appreciates public feedback and encourages residents to contact him with any comments or questions. He can be reached at 651-278-6169 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.