Retired realtor to seek Norton’s state House seat in Rochester

Retired realtor Duane Sauke says he’ll run for the state House next year, hoping to replace DFL Rep. Kim Norton, who isn’t seeking reelection to a sixth term.

The Rochester Post Bulletin said Norton encouraged Sauke to run, and after assessing community opinion, he has decided to do it.

He told the paper: “I do not have an employer or an industry that I am somehow an active voice for. I am a voice that will be practical and pragmatic as we’re trying to solve problems.”

No Republicans have announced a run for the seat yet, but party leaders are meeting soon with potential candidates, the paper said.

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