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Strissel sworn in as Hill County commissioner


Last updated 1/4/2021 at 11:47am

Havre Daily News/Kimberly Bolta

Incoming Hill County Commissioner Jacob Strissel of Rudyard, left, shakes hands Thursday with his predecessor, Hill County Commission Chair Mike Wendland, after Wendland swore Strissel to the county commisioner's position. Strissel defeated Mark Wicks of Inverness in the race to take Wendland's place after Wendland decided not to run for re-election.

Democrat Jacob "Jake" Strissel of Rudyard was sworn in as Hill County District 1 Commissioner Thursday in the Hill County Courthouse.

Strissel will be taking the seat previously held by Democrat Mike Wendland who administered his last Hill County Commission business meeting shortly after swearing in Strissel, bringing his 14 years with the commission to an end.

Strissel, who narrowly defeated Republican Mark Wicks of Rudyard 51 percent to 48 percent in the 2020 General Election, stayed for the following meeting to get an idea of what the meetings were like, after which he said he's excite...

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