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Duane Rasmussen

A candidate for Kootenai County Commissioner, District 3, Republican Primary, Kootenai County in the 2016 Idaho Primary, May 17

Party: Republican

Age: 68

City: Hayden, Idaho

Occupation: Lawyer

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.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob Bingham (R) 3,342 29.15%
Leslie Duncan (R) 3,273 28.55%
Duane Rasmussen (R) 2,681 23.39%
Fred Meckel (R) 2,168 18.91%

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