City: Hayden, Idaho
Duane Rasmussen has lived in Hayden for 10 years. He is divorced and has a daughter.
He is a graduate of Wisconsin Academy, and he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and history from Andrews University in 1975. His law degree from Oklahoma City University followed in 1978.
Duane was one of the lawyers involved in lawsuits against the Catholic diocese of Spokane and the Morning Star Boys’ Ranch over sexual-abuse claims. Previously he was an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma. He has experience in criminal law and state agency governance. He advised and defended state officials and boards.
He has served as president of North Idaho Republican Pachyderm Club and on the board of Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest-Kootenai County. He also has been involved with the Hayden Chamber of Commerce, Kootenai County Republican Central Committee and Idaho Education Forum.
He said he became interested in politics when a new prison work center was proposed near his home, and he helped block the project.
Duane is an avid photographer and lifelong NRA member.
One of the fond remembrances at the memorial service in Coeur d’Alene for the late Patty Duke (Anna Pearce) was told by nephew Mike Kennedy.