District 3 

Gary Kriesel, Washington County Commissioner

Chair of the County Board

District 3 Commissioner Gary Kriesel

Contact Information

Phone: 651-430-6213
Mobile: 651-278-6169
Email Commissioner Kriesel 

Served on County Board since 2004
Term of office expires  December 2024

About the Commissioner Kriesel

Commissioner Gary Kriesel was elected in November 2004 to represent the residents of District 3. He was reelected in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020. He has also served two years on the city council for the city of Stillwater. He has been an active member in many civic organizations and on advisory boards of Washington County.

Commissioner Kriesel retired from Xcel Energy (formerly Northern States Power) after 33 years. He is a U.S. Navy veteran. 

Commissioner Kriesel is an advocate for allowing counties to set their own tax levies and to manage issues related to a rapidly growing population. Commissioner Kriesel and his wife, Ann, live in Stillwater, Minnesota.