Gerry Feld, Sauk Rapids
Minnesota Senate District 13 deserves an honest, strong, hard-working, dedicated leader, willing to go the extra mile. That is why I am endorsing Stearns County Commissioner Joe Perske for the job.
As District 13 grows, we need a senator who understands the problems and has worked with them from the ground level. As mayor of Sartell, Joe worked with members of the community to solve problems and prepare the city for future growth. He recognized the St. Cloud metro area was rapidly growing, and it was necessary for Sartell to be prepared to meet future challenges.
As a Stearns County commissioner, Joe had to work with issues regarding both rural and urban affairs. While dealing with these issues and people, Joe never forgot the basic principles he was taught as a child. Always treat others as you would like to be treated.
Joe has kept those principles alive as he worked with the youth of his community. As an athletic coach, Joe not only taught his players sportsmanship, but he became a guiding hand in the lives of his players. He was never too busy to talk with his players about life and being good citizens.
Of course being married for 39 years, Joe understands the challenges of raising a family on a budget that sometimes does not leave much for many luxuries. As a husband and father, Joe deals with the same issues every family in Senate District 13 faces on a daily basis.
By electing Joe Perske to the state Senate, we will have a man in St. Paul who has already worked hard in city and county government to solve problems and face tough issues head on.
As an independent conservative, I believe Joe is the true conservative in this race. His lifestyle and work ethic has proven this out time and again. Please join me in sending Joe to the state Senate. He is a good man, with an honest forthright outlook on life, that can make a huge difference in the state Capitol, where he will work hard for Senate District 13.