Greg Buck files for Dakota County Commissioner

Greg Buck

The following was written by the candidate and submitted to the Review.

Eagan resident Greg Buck has announced that he is a candidate for the Dakota County Board of Commissioners in the Fourth District, seeking to replace Nancy Schouweiler, who is not seeking re-election.      

Buck, a Certified Public Accountant and small business owner, is a 30 year resident of Dakota County and is the father of two adult daughters, as well as one granddaughter.      

“I am running for commissioner because I believe that Dakota County has been the best place in Minnesota to live and raise a family and I want to ensure we maintain a high quality of life,” said Buck.  “Careful stewardship of our natural resources and sound fiscal management is needed to ensure that this is the environment our children and grandchildren inherit.”        

Buck said that since county services touch residents’ lives on a daily basis it is vital that the board be open and responsive to citizen input.  He also expressed concerns about the responsiveness of the board to citizen input.  “Over the last few years there have been some controversial board deliberations and actions and it is important that citizens can trust their board to be open to the views of the public.”        

The Dakota County Board has an annual operating budget of over $350 million and Buck says he will apply his financial skills and business experience to ensure that the board operates efficiently and meets its responsibility to the taxpayers.      

“Historically, Dakota County has led metro counties in being fiscally responsible and keeping taxes relatively low.  Voters need to know the Board will continue to challenge management to keep operations lean and improve efficiencies.” said Buck.      

Active in his community, Buck currently serves on the Eagan YMCA’s Community Board, is a member of the Dakota County Chamber of Commerce and serves as a Chaplain Support volunteer for the Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul.      

Buck will face two challengers for the open seat in the primary election, to be held on August 9.      

For more information on Dakota County Board candidate Greg Buck, visit the website,

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