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Convicted felon still gets mayor votes in St. Charles


ST. CHARLES, Minnesota (WXOW) - Despite the fact that being a convicted felon would have made him ineligible to serve, a St. Charles man still gets about a fifth of the votes in a mayor's race.

Last month, Stephen Conlin was convicted of felony marijuana drug charges.  The conviction meant that although he was on the ballot, he couldn't serve if he had won Tuesday's contest for St. Charles mayor against incumbent Bill Spitzer.

Serving as mayor since 2004, Spitzer, who is a Winona County Deputy Sheriff, won Tuesday by a 4-1 margin over Conlin.


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