House 33B: Pugh re-elected to third term

Rep. Cindy Pugh. (Submitted Photo)
Rep. Cindy Pugh. (Submitted Photo)

Republican Cindy Pugh has been re-elected to serve a third term representing House District 33B, winning over Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Brad Brothen.

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“I feel really uplifted that the numbers which were pretty consistent throughout the district,” Pugh said. “It’s so clear we have so much work to do on behalf of all Minnesotans. I’m excited to make a difference.”

Pugh said she would like to focus on specifically health care reform, tax relief and aquatic invasive species management.

According to results from the Secretary of State’s office, Pugh received 14,836 votes, or 60.34 percent, with Brothen receiving 9,715 votes, or 39.51 percent.

“I take away from this that it’s often the journey, not the destination, that matters,” Brothen said. “Rest assured, there are a lot of us out here who want to work at moving our community and state forward and not just argue about distracting, hot-button issues that have nothing to do with managing a state of almost six million people.”

He added, “There’s a lot of work to be done, so don’t stop, don’t give up, and hold your elective representatives accountable. Insist on pragmatic representation.”

Pugh has served in District 33B since 2012. She has been a resident of Chanhassen for more than 30 years, where she lives with her husband Jack.

She previously was in management at Dayton’s Department Stores, including general manager of the downtown St. Paul store.

House District 33B includes Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Shorewood, Spring Park and Tonka Bay.

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