Candidate Nicole Joy Frethem Wins Primary Election

In the primary election on August 13, Nicole Frethem won with 41 percent of the vote. The next closest candidate received 34 percent of the vote, demonstrating Frethem’s strong lead.

The Pioneer Press reported on Frethem’s win here:

Nicole is grateful for the support she has received throughout the campaign so far, sharing in a post on Facebook:

“It’s been over a day since the polls closed and I am still filled with gratitude. Thank you to everyone who came out and voted. For those who voted for me, I appreciate your support. For those who supported me in ways other than voting by coming out to door knock, making calls, donating, or reaching out to your neighbors, thank you. I couldn’t have done this without you. For those who voted for someone else, I hope I’ll have the chance to understand your perspective and priorities. And for those of you who didn’t vote, I hope I have a chance to talk to you about local government and how important it is.

“I am excited to continue to talk about county leadership and how I would work on behalf of district 1 residents as your next county commissioner. I am excited to continue working to earn the trust of neighbors and building new connections within my community.

“This experience has been overwhelming in many ways, but the most surprising way is the overwhelming love and support I’ve received from family, neighbors, and friends new and old. It was wonderful to be surrounded by them on Tuesday night as results came in. I look forward to making new friends and meeting new neighbors. Together, we can continue working to build the kind of community we want to live in.”

Lindsey Frey Palmquist