Issues

No matter her role in public service, Karla consistently puts residents first and makes sure their voices are heard. Improving the lives of our residents is always her top priority.

Fiscal Responsibility

Karla will work to keep property taxes low, invest in our community priorities and be a good steward of public funds. Maximizing the value of federal and state funds that are allocated to Washington County will help ensure essential services are effectively being provided to our residents.

Infrastructure

Karla supports investments in local roads and bridges to improve safety and ease congestion. As Commissioner, Karla worked collaboratively on improvements to Cty Rd 19, 70th Street, Military Road, and a new culvert on Grey Cloud Island Township. She will identify opportunities for successful public transportation projects such as the Red Rock Corridor BRT demonstration route and the Gold Line BRT. Karla will advocate for reimagining the Park Grove Library to meet the needs of our growing community. Karla is committed to expanding and improving broadband in Washington County.

Economic Development

Karla will strengthen relationships between local businesses and the county to foster economic growth in Washington County. Karla is committed to being part of the solution to address staffing shortages in critical areas of our workforce.

Mental Health and Chemical Health Services

The unmet need for additional mental health and chemical health services has grown over the past two years. Karla is committed to increasing mobile crisis response teams and resources promoting services.

Environment Preservation

Karla has been a tireless advocate of remediation efforts of PFAS water contamination. Karla is a strong advocate for Washington County’s Land and Water Legacy Program to preserve corridors of green space in the county. As Commissioner, Karla initiated using goats in Ravine Park to remove buckthorn, which is a more environmentally sustainable practice than traditional mitigation efforts. Karla ensured that improvements to Ravine Park and St. Croix Bluff Park were completed to enhance the outdoor experience of residents of Washington County. Karla will continue to advocate and support curbside organic services for residents through the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy.

Relationships

Karla’s relationships on the city, county, state and federal levels of government will benefit Washington County residents. She has strong connections with government partners to be able to advocate for our residents. Karla will use those established relationships to make sure Washington County gets its fair share of state and federal dollars.

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Karla Bigham For Washington County Commissioner
Had a wonderful time at the Woodbury Police K9 Fund Trivia Nights! Lots of laughs! Good friends and fun! Great job Steve Morris and all the volunteers who organized the event! 🎥 ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to the organizers of Hale to the Bird 5K! It’s a fantastic way to start off Thanksgiving!I am grateful for my family, friends, and the communities I am blessed to serve. Thank you to the first responders and military who sacrifice time away from their families today to serve our communities. 🙏🏻Have a blessed, safe, and lovely Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less
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