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David Turch '63

David Turch is a native Minnesotan born in St. Paul and raised in St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids. David graduated from Saint John's University in 1963 with majors in economics and business administration as well as concentrations earned in English and philosophy. After graduation from St. John's University, he gained his comprehensive legislative experience through 18 years of service as a staff assistant to members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. During this time he held sensitive positions with members of both major political parties. Following his service in both the House and Senate, he became a division director for two of the nation's largest public relations firms. In 1987, he founded David Turch and Associates which is an experienced, successful government relations firm. It provides comprehensive strategic planning, legislative goal setting, political analysis and federal level lobbying for a wide range for clients. His clients include corporations, municipal governments, joint power authorities and other public service entities across the United States. The firm is currently international in scope and the dominant public sector firm in the Los Angeles basin. Here in Minnesota, he serves communities from Marshall to Bemidji and Duluth. Locally, he serves as a federal advocate for the City of St. Cloud, the St. Cloud APO, Stearns County and Northstar.