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MIKE PALACEK

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MIKE PALACEK was raised in Norfolk and graduated from Wayne State College in 1978. He served several county jail and federal prison terms during the '80s for protesting at Offutt Air Force Base. During the '90s he worked as a reporter at small newspapers in Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa. In 2000 he was the Iowa Democratic Party nominee for the US House of Representatives, Fifth District, receiving 65,000 votes on an anti-military platform. Mike and Ruth Palecek and their two children now live in Sheldon, Iowa.



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