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St. Louis County Commissioner Beth Olson Won't Run Again

Commissioner Beth Olson was sworn in to the St. Louis County Board in December 2016. Commissioner Beth Olson was sworn in to the St. Louis County Board in December 2016. |  Photo: St. Louis County

Baihly Warfield
Updated: February 17, 2020 08:22 PM

St. Louis County Commissioner Beth Olson said she will not seek to keep her seat for another four years.

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Olson joined the St. Louis County Board in 2017, and her term expires Jan. 4, 2021. She is currently the only woman on the seven-member board, representing parts of Duluth and the very southern tip of the county.

Monday afternoon, Olson told WDIO she is "very, very proud" of what she's done as a county commissioner. But when two people her age died by suicide, she did some reflecting on her own life. 

"I'm very aware that -- you're not necessarily going to be here the next day," Olson said. 

She plans to wholeheartedly finish out the last 11 months of her term. After that, she'll look for other opportunities to make an impact, potentially in the nonprofit world, where she worked before becoming a county commissioner. 

"The right place for me to have the right impact is in the community," she said. 

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