Dr. Jeske (Yes-ka) Noordergraaf, chair of the Sunrise Town Board, will seek election to the Minnesota Senate in District 32. Dr. Noordergraaf was endorsed by the Democratic, Farmer, Labor Party at the Senate District 32 convention. Noordergraaf earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1993 she began her equine veterinary practice in Chisago and Isanti counties, establishing Sunrise Equine Veterinary Services. Noordergraaf lives with her husband Jim and son Clay on a farm in rural Sunrise Township. “My interest in serving in the Senate stems in part to my frustration of seeing all the fighting that is going on in the House and Senate rather than cooperation,” she said. Senate District 32 covers Chisago and Isanti counties.