Dale K. Lueck
Current employment: Self-employed cattle rancher
Public office experience: Current president Aitkin-Carlton County Farm Bureau and chair of the Aitkin County Planning Commission. Previous elected offices held include; Aitkin County commissioner (two terms), council member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, chair, Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Cow-Calf Council, and director, Central Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association.
What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?
District 10B needs a strong experienced leader. I have that experience having served two terms as an Aitkin County commissioner and successfully operating my own business for the past 15 years. I believe in community service. I currently serve as president of the Aitkin-Carlton Farm Bureau and chair the Aitkin County Planning Commission.
During my 28 years in the U.S.Navy, I always took on the tough jobs that required leadership. I enlisted as a fireman recruit and advanced to officer status completing my career at the rank of commander. I will put that same effort into representing the citizens of District 10B.
Current employment: American Federation of Government Employees
Public office experience: None
Party affiliation: DFL
What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?:
At 26, it’s been said that my generation will be one of the first to not do as well as our parents. While our state is facing another budget deficit, our schools in rural Minnesota are being denied consistent funding, our property taxes are rising unabated and many of our neighbors are out of work, partisan gridlock has crippled our government. The decisions made in St. Paul affect my family, my community and my future. We need more legislators willing to work across the aisle to work together to rebuild our future.