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Your Favorite Local Elected Official

1st Place: Kathleen Vinehout
2nd Place: Catherine Emmanuelle
3rd Place: Terry Moulton

Voters like to gripe about local elected officials – you know, the chosen few who invest a great deal of time and energy in modest- to low-paying jobs in which they’re required to make decisions that frequently anger 50 to 100 percent of us. Occasionally, however, we recognize that those we elect may actually be decent human beings and not just blankety-blank politicians. Topping the list of local favs is state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, an Alma Democrat known for her progressive yet practical politics whose district encompasses much of Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley. Next is Catherine Emmanuelle, who has brought youth and positive energy to the Eau Claire City Council over the past year. Last (but certainly not least to his constituents) on the list is Terry Moulton, a down-to-earth archery and tackle shop owner turned Republican state senator from rural Chippewa Falls. –Tom Giffey

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