Voters Reject Abolition of Two Municipal Utilities Commissions

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Voters Reject Abolition of Two Municipal Utilities Commissions

November 4, 2020

 Two identically worded ballot questions—to abolish local municipal public utilities commissions—failed in the Nov. 3 general election.

Neither vote was close.

In Shakopee, City Question No. 1 was worded: Shall the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission be abolished?

The question failed with 11,794 voting ‘No’ and 8,312 voting ‘Yes,’ 59 to 41 percent.

In Princeton, the question to abolish the public utilities commission failed 1,645 to 681, or 71 to 29 percent.

Following a counting of all early/absentee ballots in Princeton, Thom Walker defeated incumbent Mayor Brad Schumacher by 138 votes, 1,206 to 1,068.




Thom Walker has been elected mayor with 53% of the vote (winning by 138 votes).

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