Stearns County First District Commissioner Tarryl Clark announces reelection bid

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First District Stearns County Commissioner Tarryl Clark will seek reelection.

Clark was first elected to the board of commissioners in 2018. She is the second woman to serve as a Stearns County Commissioner in 167 years. Clark is a former St. Cloud Technical and Community College dean and a former state senator.

Clark serves on the Central Minnesota Council on Aging Board, Stearns County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, Association of Minnesota Counties Board chairing the Health and Human Services Committee and is the Minnesota Inter County Association treasurer, chair of the National Association of Counties’ Telecommunication and Technology Committee, vice chair of the Rural Action Caucus, vice chair of the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee, and a member of the State Competency Restoration Task Force.

Clark is an attorney and owner of a small business, The Quilted Loon.

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“During my first term, including the difficult COVID years, Stearns County has expanded its ability to meet people where they are at. When people need information or help, we’ve made it easier to make contact, get answers and find solutions whether in person, online or remotely," Clark said in the announcement of her candidacy. "There’s more work to do. I’m running for re-election to continue leading these and other efforts to help make our region and even better place to live, work and play," Clark said.

This article originally appeared on St. Cloud Times: Stearns County First District Commissioner Tarryl Clark running again