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Sauke, Duane

House 2017-Present (District 25B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Olmsted

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/19/1949 (uncertain)
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Rochester
Occupation (when first elected): Retired Small-Business Owner

EDUCATION

Secondary; 1967
Luther College; B.A.; Music Education

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: National Guard; 1971 to ?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Debra (married in 1972)
Children: Two children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran for House District 26B unsuccessfully in 1988.

"He worked as a band instructor at several school districts across southeast Iowa until he got a job working for Elgin Public Schools. He retired from teaching after 17 years and pursued a career in real estate." (Rochester Post Bulletin, November 10, 2015)

He announced he would not seek reelection on November 20, 2019.

Total Days Served: 1243

SESSIONS SERVED

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 25B
Elected: 11/6/2018
Residence: Rochester
Term of Office: 1/8/2019 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Retired small-business owner
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Government Operations Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Capital Investment Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Housing Finance & Policy Division Minutes

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 25B
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Rochester
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Retired Small-Business Owner
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2017 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2018 House Interview


Video
2020 Departing House Member Speeches (Video) 2020



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