I have lived in South Dakota my entire life. I am a proud South Dakotan! I am not a career politician! I am running for the South Dakota District 11 House because I believe in South Dakota values.
I grew up in Rapid City with my mother who worked 12 hour days to afford our small apartment and other necessities without a lot of extras. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal studies with concentrations in American History, Law and Sociology, I moved to Sioux Falls with my husband, Blake.
We have lived in District 11 for over 30 years. Blake is a retired veteran who served 35 years in the Air National Guard. All three of our children, Morgan (25), Quinn (19) and Brayden (16) attended public schools in District 11. Because I've been a working mom and a stay at home mom, I know the challenges of finding quality, affordable daycare versus living on a single income.
For the last 14 years, I have worked for the Sioux Falls School District as an Education Assistant. I love assisting teachers in the classroom and helping all students be successful. Because I believe this is one of the most rewarding and often challenging jobs, I am an active member in the South Dakota Education Association, my local union and the NEA. In addition to advocating for students, teachers and support staff, I have participated in valuable educational opportunities and leadership skills training.
If elected, I promise to fight for what is right, fair and just for District 11 and all of South Dakota. Vote for the type of people you want to see representing you in Pierre. It will result in the best policies and laws for all of South Dakota.