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Commissioner Ken Pawluk was elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2004. His portfolios include the Sheriff's Office, Jail, Juvenile Detention, and Emergency Management. Current committee assignments include the Social Services Board, Personnel Overview Committee, Road Advisory Committee, and County Park Board. He also is a member of the FM Flood Diversion Board of Authority.
Past assignments have included the Social Services Portfolio, of which he served as the board chairman for two years; Administrative Services Portfolio with the Auditor, Treasurer, Tax Assessor, Recorder, Information Technology and County Administrator; Planning and Operation Services Portfolio with the Highway Department, County Planning, Weed Control, Vector Control, and Water Resource Boards; and Legal Services Portfolio with State’s Attorney, Veteran Services and Extension Service.
Pawluk is a resident of the City of Fargo, a graduate of Fargo South High School, and he attended NDSU. He currently is a property manager and farms near Harwood. Pawluk and his wife, June, are the parents of two adult children, Adam and Erika. Pawluk's background includes 19 years as owner of Pawluk Champion Auto and 8 years of active farming.
Pawluk currently is a member and past chair of the Fargo Municipal Airport Authority, which operates Hector International Airport. He has served as a board member and President of the Fargo Moorhead YMCA. Pawluk is a member and past President of the Great Western Exchange Club of Fargo, a local service club. He is a member and former council member of First Lutheran Church in Fargo. He also is a founding member of the Sheyenne National Grasslands Trail Association.
Pawluk has an active interest in water management issues. He is committed to holding the line on property taxes. He is engaged in countywide planning issues. Pawluk’s goals for Cass County are efficient use of tax dollars, effective public safety and to see Cass County continue as a leader for the State of North Dakota.