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20 YEARS AGO: NEWS FROM ISSUE SEVEN. 12, 2002

Jim Swenson, Member of Litchfield City Council clinched a surprising first-place finish in the Meeker District County Commissioner’s 1st Primary on Tuesday, edging out both incumbent Dale Smolnisky and challenger Duane Henkelman. Swenson received 379 votes in Wards 1, 4 and 5 of Litchfield, almost half of the 799 votes cast in the district. “I’m very happy with this split,” said Swenson, who is in the middle of his second term on Litchfield City Council, having won re-election two years ago to his Ward 4 seat. didn’t really think about it; I was just hoping that I would be one of the two who would continue (in the general election in November). »