Boyle moves to County Commission: What's next for city council

By KBJR News 1

January 15, 2014 Updated Jan 15, 2014 at 7:14 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) -- Patrick Boyle has been elected to fill the District two on the Saint Louis County Board left vacant following the death of Steve O'Neil.

City Councilor Linda Krug has been elected president for 2014.

The Council will then take applications to fill the seat, after Boyle officially resigns his seat.

The council will then go through an application process and appoint someone to fill the seat. That term will be until the end of 2015.

Boyle won the election last night with 65 percent of the vote over former city councilor Jim Stauber.

O'Neil's widow, Angie Miller had been filling the seat in the interim.
Boyle says he was not originally planning to run for the commission office.

"The late great Steve O'Neil passed away the day of the filing deadline and his wife, Angie Miller encouraged me a week later to run for his position so we had to come back as a family and decide to weather this was the best fit for us at the time and the voters of the second district. I'm happy it turned out this way," said Boyle.

Boyle says he is excited to sit on the board and get situated in his new roll which he says will take a little bit of time.

He will be sworn in and sit on the board by the next meeting, scheduled for January 28, in Virgina.

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