Sartell mayor Perske running for Congress


With a concern for the middle class and people able to obtain the American Dream, Sartell Mayor Joe Perske has announced he is running for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. Perske will seek the DFL endorsement for Congress.
“This great nation cannot survive the collapse of its middle class,” Perske said. “As a representative of the 6th Congressional District, I would work with others to restore the middle class and provide families the opportunity to realize the American Dream. This is an issue that stokes a fire that burns inside me and drives me to run for Congress in this election.”
Perske said he is proud of his roots in America’s middle class. Growing up in St. Cloud, Perske was one of seven children; his father was a union railroad worker and his mother was a homemaker. A graduate of Apollo High School, Perske earned a B.A. in elementary education and psychology at St. John’s University, and an M.A. in physical education from St. Cloud State University.
Perske and his wife, Jan, taught school at the U.S. Department of Defense schools in Augsburg, Germany, for seven years. In 1988, they returned to St.
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