Duane Sauke is the political centrist in the race for the Minnesota House in District 25B. This fact makes him the logical successor to Kim Norton.

However, there is a very specific reason we need to elect Duane Sauke to represent Rochester. Kim Norton guided the Destination Medical Center funding through the winding paths of the state legislature. Duane is well-equipped to take on the mantle of leadership from Kim. Not only does he have the energy and commitment to local issues and local people, but his extensive knowledge of Rochester from his 25 years in real estate and business bring unique qualifications to this role. He will balance the needs and concerns of all the stakeholders in our community.

His centrist political position will be key to winning friends on both sides of the aisle to secure ongoing state funding for DMC.

Greg Caucutt
Rochester

Originally published in the Post-Bulletin.