Swanson wins election, will continue to represent Ward 3


February 14, 2020

Jana Peterson

Election judges (from left) Joyce Fritsinger, Cindy Kilman, and co-head judges John Cavanaugh and Jessica Loons hand counted the ballots for the Ward 3 Election Tuesday evening. Every ballot counted; nothing was spoiled, Cavanaugh said. Jana Peterson / Pine Knot News

The only thing Chris Swanson lost in Tuesday's special election was the "interim" title for the Ward 3 Cloquet City Council seat.

Swanson garnered 84 votes to 14 for Uriah Wilkinson on Tuesday, out of a possible 1,299 registered voters in Cloquet's Ward 3.

Swanson was pleased to win, but also praised Wilkinson, father of five and a Realtor in the area for the last 15 years.

"I have Uriah's sons in class right now. They are wonderful and lovely human beings," said Swanson, a history and government teacher at Cloquet High School. "I think Uriah has done well with them, and he's a great guy. I...

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