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Candidate declares for county board race

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Hastings City Council member Mike Slavik announced Tuesday morning he will run for the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. The District 1 seat, which represents Coates and Empire Township, will become vacant next year, as incumbent Joe Harris has announced he will not seek reelection.

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Knowing that there would be a vacancy pushed Slavik to put his name forward.

"It was really something that, upon Commissioner Harris' announcement, I started to seriously consider," he said.

The election is more than a year away, but because District 1 is currently the largest in the county, covering 23 townships and cities, he said he wanted to give himself ample time to meet with residents across the district.

Katrina Styx

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