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Butterfield defeats Falk in Kandiyohi County Commissioner race
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news Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Jim Butterfield defeated three-term Kandiyohi County Commissioner Richard Falk in Tuesday's election in District 1.

Unofficial votes gave Buttefield the lead with 53 percent of the vote.

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District 1 includes Ward 2 and precincts 2 and 3 of Ward 1 of Willmar.

This was Butterfield's first attempt at running for an elected office.

In his campaign, Butterfield said he would bring a "fresh set of eyes" and new enthusiasm to the board.

Falk, who is chairman of the county board, had been seeking his fourth term in office.

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