Crawford Defeats Takala

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 5:17 am

Many people statewide were watching Tuesday night with interest in the race for District 8B’s Republican nominee. Kanabec County Commissioner Roger Crawford was able to hold off 21-year-old Rudy Takala of Pine City, although Takala beat Crawford in Pine County 682-475.

Crawford’s unofficial margin of victory was nearly 600 votes, as he recieved overwhelming support within Kanabec County, winning 1189 to 484. Crawford has been a long-time Mora resident, and he also carried three neighboring Isanti County townships that are a part of District 8B with 146 votes to Takala’s 79.

Crawford will face Democrat Tim Faust in November.

crawford

Comment on this Story

Join the conversation! All fields are required, but your email address will never be published or shared. Your comment will be held for moderation before posting.

*