As a long time Sartell resident and as a neighbor of Minnesota Senate candidate Joe Perske, I want to share my deep admiration for him as we all consider our voting decisions, on whom we want to represent us in St. Paul stating next January.
Like many concerned citizens, I have always followed the performance of my local office-holders very closely. For the past 12 years I have personally observed Joe Perske’s passionate commitment to our community as Sartell city councilman, then mayor and now as Stearns County commissioner. He has been as focused, determined and tireless in that work for all of us, as he was in his more than 100 marathon races.
Both in his 37 years of teaching and coaching our youth, and in his community and government service, Joe Perske has proven he has the leadership qualities we need to stop the partisan gridlock in St. Paul, and to work toward compromise and progress in solving the serious issues facing Minnesota: health care, infrastructure, education, taxes and more.
For almost four decades in education, Joe was a positive role model for the thousands of young lives he touched. As a principled moderate voice, he can be the same for his fellow legislators. Joe Perske has the values, wisdom and the determination for results that will earn him my vote in November. I hope he will earn your vote also.