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Annual guide to Sioux Falls area legislators: 87th session

Annual guide to Sioux Falls area legislators:
87th session

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce asked legislators in Districts 9-16 and 25 to submit contact information and their goals for the 87th Legislative Session; these are their responses.

Save this legislative guide and use it during the session to contact Sioux Falls area legislators. You can also reach legislators in Pierre. To leave a message for a Senator, call (605) 773-3821. To leave a message for a member of the House of Representatives, call (605) 773-3851.

Another great resource is the Legislative Research Council (LRC) website: http://legis.state.sd.us/index.aspx. You can use this site to search bills by number, subject or the member who introduced the bill. You can also track committees and floor activities and find existing laws. The LRC site also contains contact information for every member of South Dakota’s House and Senate.

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce also tracks bills and communicates pertinent information to members via the electronic bulletin Legislative Lookout. Legislative Lookout is designed to provide quick insight into the latest legislative developments in Pierre. The bulletin is filled with specific issues of interest to the Sioux Falls community, such as school aid funding and regional tourism. Legislative Lookout also focuses on general business issues of importance to South Dakotans, including transportation, tax policy, economic development and the state budget. All Chamber members can receive this publication at no charge. Log-in under Members Only at www.siouxfallschamber.com to change your communication preferences or call (605) 336-1620.

Chamber members who have specific legislative questions can contact lobbyist and Public Affairs & Communications Director Bob O’Connell at (605) 336-1620 or roconnell@siouxfalls.com.


DISTRICT 9 - SENATE
Deb Peters

Sen. Deb PeterS (R)
705 N. Sagehorn Dr.
Hartford, SD 57033
Cell Phone: (605) 321-4168
Email: deb@debpeters.com
Occupation: CPA, small business owner

Major Goals:
Ensure effective and efficient government and to balance the budget. Work with the educational community on how best to use and target potential additional dollars. Continue to work with the healthcare community in regards to the Governor's task force on Medicaid and the results that came out of it.

DISTRICT 9 - HOUSE
Steve Hickey

Rep. Steve Hickey
4501 N. Ellis Rd.
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
Home Phone: (605) 332-3834
Email: stevehickey67@gmail.com
Occupation: Clergy

Major Goals:
Seek efficiencies and determine priorities. Navigate the challenges of increasing education funding. Promote people-first policies: kids, elderly, poor, working-class, immigrants, natives, underemployed, etc.

Bob Deelstra

REP. BOB DEELSTRA (R)
504 Ironwood Dr.
Hartford, SD 57033
Home Phone: (605) 528-3673
Email: bobdeelstra@hotmail.com
Occupation: Sales professional

Major Goals:
Give more decision-making authority to local governments. Assist local governments in easing their budget concerns. Continue to support economic development.

DISTRICT 10 - SENATE
Shantel Krebs

Sen. Shantel Krebs (R)
25740 Packard Ln.
Renner, SD 57055
Cell Phone: (605) 351-5916
Email: info@theredshoe.com
Occupation: Businesswoman

Major Goals:
Appropriating increased funding for K-12 and higher ed. Advocating for increases in highway infrastructure monies.

DISTRICT 10 - HOUSE
Gene Abdallah

rep. Gene Abdallah (R)
4908 S. Glenview Rd.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Home Phone: (605) 338-0544
Email: ggpj@sio.midco.net
Occupation: Retired

Major Goals:
Education, public safety
Roger Hunt

rep. Roger Hunt (R)
PO Box 827
Brandon, SD 57005
Home Phone: (605) 582-3865
Email: huntrog7@alliancecom.net
Occupation: Attorney

Major Goals:
Balance the state budget. Increase economic growth without increasing the size of state government. Solving the state's increasing medical costs.

DISTRICT 11 - SENATE
Todd Schlekeway

Sen. Todd Schlekeway (R)
4709 S. Equity Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Cell Phone: (605) 310-8600
Email: Sen.Schlekeway@state.sd.us
Occupation: Owner/Principal at Full Court Strategies Group, LLC

Major Goals:
Promote legislation that strengthens child/student health and safety. Provide responsible increases to K-12 education, state employees and Medicaid providers. Help forge a long-term solution to make the state's 911 emergency services system viable from a financial and efficiency standpoint.

DISTRICT 11 - HOUSE
Lora Hubbel

rep. Lora Hubbel (R)
4605 Graceland Ct.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Cell Phone: (605) 521-9504
Email: lorahubbel@yahoo.com
Occupation: Realtor and part-time nurse

Major Goals:
Wrestling the federal government's talons out of South Dakota's flesh. Getting rid of PPACA as it pierces the pocketbook of our people. Getting rid of REAL ID as it shackles our freedoms with Big Brother rules and surveillance.

Mark Willadsen

rep. Mark Willadsen (R)
7712 W. Benelli Circle
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Home Phone: (605) 361-6104
Email: rep.willadsen@state.sd.us
Occupation: Insurance agent

Major Goals:
Balanced budget. Insurance-related issues. Sales tax exempt summer study issues.

DISTRICT 12 - SENATE
Mark Johnston

Sen. Mark Johnston (R)
3909 W. 90th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Cell Phone: (605) 929-5592
Email: Johnston@sio.midco.net
Occupation: Healthcare

Major Goals:
Balance the budget. Education. Economic development policy.

DISTRICT 12 - HOUSE
Manny Steele

rep. manny steele (R)
3220 W. Zephyr Pl., #1
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Home Phone: (605) 335-7036
Email: rep. steele@state.sd.us
Occupation: Retired from U.S. West (now CenturyLink)

Major Goals:
Remove tax on food bank fees. Balance budget amendment resolution. Sharia Law bill.

Hal Wick

rep. Hal Wick (R)
3009 Donahue Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Home Phone: (605) 332-1360
Email: halwick@sio.midco.net
Occupation: Retired airline pilot/business owner

Major Goals:
Hold the line on taxes and fees. Ensure a balanced budget. Keep state government from increasing regulations of our lives.

DISTRICT 13 - SENATE
Phyllis Heineman

Sen. Phyllis Heineman (R)
2005 S. Phillips Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Home Phone: (605) 339-2167
Email: sen.heineman@state.sd.us
Occupation: Homemaker/former teacher

Major Goals:
Significant increase in student achievement and educational productivity of our schools. Inplement Medicaid reforms. Maintain our favorable tax climate for business and individuals.

DISTRICT 13 - HOUSE
Brian Liss

Rep. Brian Liss (R)
208 23rd St.
Sioux Falls SD 57105
Cell Phone: (605) 496-1627
Email: fobl@hotmail.com
Occupation: Investor

No information submitted.

 

Susy Blake

rep. Susy Blake (D)
2516 Clarkway
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Home: (605) 334-1296
Email: catblake@yahoo.com
Occupation: Nurse — part time at DTHC

Major Goals:
Make sure we provide adequate funding for education. Strengthen accountability and open government. Support legislation that helps create and expand small business.

DISTRICT 14 - SENATE
Joni Cutler

Sen. Joni Cutler (R)
3801 S. Judy Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Home Phone: (605) 371-1120
Email: joni.clark.cutler@gmail.com
Occupation: Attorney

Major Goals:
Establish budget priorities. Identify the best education funding formula for the next budget cycle.

DISTRICT 14 - HOUSE
Shawn Tornow

Rep. R. Shawn Tornow (R)
PO Box 90748
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Home Phone: (605) 271-9006
Email: rst.tlo@midconetwork.com
Occupation: Attorney

Major Goals:
Work with the Governor to maintain a balanced budget. Target additional areas of government efficiencies that can be implemented. Work for less regulation from Pierre, which will promote private sector economic development.

Marc Feinstein

Rep. Marc Feinstein (D)
3205 E. Marson Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Home Phone: (605) 371-1534
Email: msfeinstein@sio.midco.net
Occupation: Attorney

Major Goals:
Make adequate funding of education a top priority. Eliminate the state sales tax on food. Enhance and strengthen openness and accountability of state government.

DISTRICT 15 - SENATE
Angie Buhl

Sen. Angie Buhl (D)
616 E. 13th St. #1
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Cell Phone: (605) 376-2512
Email: angie@angiebuhl.com
Occupation: Small business consultant

Major Goals:
Make education a top priority in state government. Support in-state small business and new entrepreneurs. Strengthen accountability in state government.

DISTRICT 15 - HOUSE
Patrick Kirschman

Rep. Patrick Kirschman (D)
611 N. Duluth Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Home Phone: (605) 366-4798
Email: patkirschman@hotmail.com
Occupation: Retired, Sara Lee Bakery group

Major Goals:
Jobs, jobs, jobs. Index the minimum wage. Doctor's choice; three bills on this issue.

Jenna Haggar

Rep. jenna haggar (I)
1208 E. 8th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Cell Phone: (605) 610-9779
Email: jenna@jennahaggar.com
Occupation: Chiropractic Assistant

Major Goals:
South Dakota economy. Using dollars wisely. Education and healthcare.

DISTRICT 16 - SENATE
Dan Lederman

Sen. Dan Lederman (R)
725 Indian Wells Ct.
Dakota Dunes, SD 57049
Home Phone: (605) 232-0050
Email: dan@danlederman.org
Occupation: Small business owner

Major Goals:
Limiting government spending. Creating opportunities for job growth. Providing affordable education and health care.

DISTRICT 16 - HOUSE
Patty Miller

Rep. patty miller (R)
26 Cotts Dr.
North Sioux City, SD 57049
Home Phone: (712) 490-6644
Email: pattyforhouse@gmail.com
Occupation: Small Business Owner/Restaurant

Major Goals:
Continuing legislative personal education to become a better legislator. Pursuing developments in education and higher education. Assisting the South Dakota Historical Society/Heritage Foundation in pursuing their goal of preserving South Dakota history.

Jim Bolin

Rep. Jim Bolin (R)
403 W. 11th St.
Canton, SD 57013
Home Phone: (605) 987-2630
Email: jwbolin@gmail.com
Occupation: Retired teacher

Major Goals:
Work on the Appropriation Committee and balance the budget. Seek to pass the texting bill to make it illegal. Work to restrict the effort for common core education standards.

DISTRICT 25 - SENATE
Tim Rave

Sen. Tim Rave (R)
46923 250th St.
Baltic, SD 57003
Cell Phone: (605) 360-7190
Email: trave@alliancecom.net
Occupation: Paramedic operations manager

Major Goals:
No plans on specific legislation at this time.

DISTRICT 25 - HOUSE
Jon Hansen

rep. Jon Hansen (R)
320 W. 9th St.
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
Cell Phone: (605) 261-3620
Email: jon@jonhansensd.com
Occupation: Self-employed technical director, musician

Major Goals:
Balance the state's budget without raising taxes or taking from reserves. Better K-12 education by proposing and supporting policies that put students first. Protect the innocent and promote life.

Stace Nelson

Rep. Stace Nelson (R)
24739 420th Ave.
Fulton, SD 57340
Cell Phone: (605) 770-7461
Email: svn@stacenelson.com
Occupation: Retired NCIS Investigator, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Major Goals:
Address the growing illegal immigration problem in S.D. Require legislators' voting records to be accessible online. Protect legislators' confidentiality with LRC staff.

 

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