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Dick Freske to run for City Commission

Posted: Monday, Feb 25th, 2013

Dick Freske

HURON — A Huron consulting engineer has added his name to the ballot for the April 9 City Commission election.

In his announcement, Dick Freske said he wants to bring his many years of experience to serve and hear Huron residents.

“I definitely would have an ear for what people want to talk about,” he said. “I enjoy being part of the process and would look forward to working with local businesses and residents.”

For the past 11 years, Freske, a native of Huron, has had his own consulting firm, Professional Construction Services.

Local projects he has worked on include the Huron Event Center, Huron Public Library addition and three projects at the Beadle County Courthouse.

“I believe my experience working on utility construction, buildings and facility planning will serve me well if elected city commissioner,” he said.

While in Denver, Freske ran construction companies, one with 350 employees, and served on boards of trustees, a retirement pension board and a health and insurance board. He also provided leadership as a volunteer for major national events in Denver.

“My love of this town runs deep,” Freske said of Huron. “My father worked for the Great Northern Railroad and my mother was at Western Union.”

Freske graduated from Huron High School and earned a degree in structural engineering at South Dakota State University.

As a commissioner, he said he would focus on improvement of the downtown as well as housing needs. He said both are essential to attract new retail and major employers to Huron.

In 2009, he was appointed to the Huron Historic Preservation Board. He is a member of the Huron Downtown Revitalization Committee and is a board member of the Lake Byron Sanitation District. He also belongs to Huron Sertoma and Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.

Freske’s family came to Huron in 1923. He and his wife, the former Marjorie Dietz, also a Huron native, live in their restored Freske family home. They have three grown children.

“I’m grateful for everything Huron has done for me,” he said. “I believe my experience and practical abilities and common sense approach would serve the city well.”

For the complete article see the 02-24-2013 issue.

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