Stan Karwoski, Washington County Commissioner
About Commissioner Karwoski
Commissioner Stan Karwoski was reelected in 2022 and 2018, and first elected to the County Board in a special election in November 2016 to serve District 2.
Commissioner Karwoski was serving his fourth term on the Oakdale City Council when he was elected mayor in 2014.
Commissioner Karwoski is active in many civic organizations such as the Oakdale, Woodbury, and St. Paul Chambers, and the St. Paul Winter Carnival. He is past president and former member of the (independent school district) 622 Education Foundation. He is past chairman and former member of the Washington County Park and Open Space Commission. He has served with the Yellow Ribbon Network. Also, he served on the city of Oakdale’s planning and park commissions. Additionally, he has volunteered as a student reading mentor and a robotics mentor.
Commissioner Karwoski, a native of St. Paul, has lived in Oakdale since 1987. He is a graduate of Harding High School. He also earned a vocational school Design Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University. Commissioner Karwoski is married, and has four adult children, and five grandchildren. He is a retired 38-year employee of Graco, Inc., where he was a principal designer. He holds nine invention patents.
Commissioner Karwoski serves on several boards and committees.
Washington County committees:
Workforce Development Board (WDB) - Oversight Action Committee
Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) - Transportation Policy Committee
East Metro Strong (Co-Chair)
Gold Line Executive Change Control Board
Metropolitan Emergency Services Board (Alternate)
Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA) (President)
Washington County - Yellow Ribbon Network (Liaison)
District 2 serves the residents in the cities of Birchwood, Landfall, Oakdale, Pine Springs, and Willernie. Also, District 2 serves the portion of White Bear Lake that is within Washington County (Ward 4 Precinct 2), and of Mahtomedi (Precinct 2). Additionally, District 2 serves parts of Woodbury (Precincts 1, 2, 7, and 8).