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COVER STORY
Annual Guide to Sioux Falls Area
Legislators: 84th Session


 
DISTRICT 9 - SENATE

Sen. Tom Dempster
5004 E. Terry Peak Lane
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
Home/Office Phone: (605) 359-6387
Email: sen.dempster@state.sd.us
Occupation: Financial advisor

Goals: Fulfill the state's responsibilities with fewer financial resources. Continue to implement Zaniya Health Care recommendations. To not allow short term economics deflect from long term imperatives.

DISTRICT 9 - HOUSE

Rep. Rich Engels
46430 Hwy. 38
Hartford, SD 57033
Home Phone: (605) 528-3644
Office Phone: (605) 271-3561
Email: rl_engels@msn.com
Occupation: Lawyer

Goals: Balancing the budget without tax increases. Providing adequate funding for schools. Identifying areas within government where cuts can be made.

REP. Deb Peters
705 N. Sagehorn Dr.
Hartford, SD 57033
Home Phone: (605) 321-4168
Email: deb@debpeters.com
Occupation: CPA/small business owner

Goals: Technical education funding and review governance. Ensuraning government accountability through process and program reviews. Balancing the budget in 2009 and 2010.

DISTRICT 10 - SENATE

Sen. Gene Abdallah
4908 S. Glenview Rd.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Home Phone: (605) 338-0544
Cell Phone: (605) 941-0054
Email: ggpj@sio.midco.net
Occupation: Retired law enforcement

Goals: Education funding. Public safety. Operate state within budget.

DISTRICT 10 - HOUSE

rep. roger hunt
PO Box 827
Brandon, SD 57005
Home Phone: (605) 582-3867
Office Phone: (605) 582-2580
Email: huntrog7@alliancecom.net
Occupation: Lawyer

Goals: Balance the state budget. Find adequate funding for our roads and bridges. Increase our economic growth without increasing the size of state government.

rep. shantel krebs
25740 Packard Ln.
Renner, SD 57055
Home Phone: (605) 351-5916
Office Phone: (605) 357-0776
Email: info@theredshoe.com
Occupation: Owner of two retail businesses in downtown Sioux Falls

Goals:Infrastructure and transportation funding. Energy development and renewable fuels. Balancing the budget.

DISTRICT 11 - SENATE

Sen. jason Gant
PO Box 2012
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Home Phone: (605) 362-4725
Office Phone: (605) 335-4184
Email: jason@jasongant.com
Occupation: Businessman

Goals: Open government. Education funding. Balancing the budget.

DISTRICT 11 - HOUSE

rep. Todd Schlekeway
4709 S. Equity Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Home Phone: (605) 310-8600
Email: toddschlekeway@hotmail.com
Occupation: Public affairs consultant

Goals: Effective and efficient allocation of budget dollars in a tight economy. Support economic development policies that allow for the continued growth of Sioux Falls. Continue the momentum from previous sessions to enhance K-12 education resources.

rep. Darrell Solberg
6904 W. Sagamore Cir.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Home/Office: (605) 361-9923
Occupation: Consultant

Goals: Funding education. Roads and bridges funding. Affordable and accessible health care.

DISTRICT 12 - SENATE

Sen. sandy jerstad
19 Riverview Heights
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Office Phone: (605) 261-1044
Email: sij@sio.midco.net
Occupation: Teach part-time at Augustana College

Goals: Move education funding to 4 percent in the formula. Make substantial improvements in renewable energy. Reduce or eliminate food tax.

DISTRICT 12 - HOUSE

rep. manny steele
3220 W. Zephyr Pl., #1
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Home Phone: (605) 335-7036
Email: barbmanny78@gmail.com
Occupation: Retired

Goals: Promote bills that will help our economy grow. Sufficient funds for K-12 education. Sufficient funds to properly maintain our roads and bridges.

rep. R. Blake Curd
38 S. Riverview Heights
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Home Phone: (605) 339-8918
Office phone: (605) 331-5890
Email: bcurd@ortho-i.com
Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon

Goals: Service. Experience. Relationships.

DISTRICT 13 - SENATE

Sen. scott heidepriem
503 E. 21st St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Home Phone: (605) 335-6296
Office Phone: (605) 338-4304
Email: scott@jhajlaw.com
Occupation: Lawyer

Goals: Education funding. State government spending. Green energy development

DISTRICT 13 - HOUSE

rep. Susy Blake
2516 Clarkway
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Home: 334-1296
Office: 521-6090
Email: rep.blake@state.sd.us
Occupation: Nurse, Highropes Facilitation (outdoor challenge course)

Goals: Getting the groundwork and funding in place to offer early childhood education to all children. Developing alternative energy resources. Education funding, including technical education.

Rep. Bill THompson
709 E. Wiswall Pl.
Sioux Falls SD 57105
Home Phone: 605.339.9836
Email: rep.thompson@sd.us.gov
Occupation: Retired teacher

Goals: Change the method of redistricting the legislature after the 2010 census. Provide adequate funding for education. Create a bi-partisan atmosphere in the House.

DISTRICT 14 - SENATE

Sen. David Knudson
2100 E. Slaten Ct.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Home Phone: (605) 338-9431
Office Phone: (605) 357-1222
Email: dknudson@dehs.com
Occupation: Lawyer

Goals: Increasing the state aid to education index factor. Meeting the highway funding issue head on. Completing the agricultural property tax assessment reform.

DISTRICT 14 - HOUSE

Rep. Joni Cutler
3801 E. Judy Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Home Phone:(605) 371-1120
Office Phone: (605) 323-6548
Email: rep.cutler@state.sd.us
Occupation: Attorney; University Dean for Colorado Technical University

Goals: Fund education.Examine and propose strategies for highway funding.Keep tax burden low.

Rep. Marc Feinstein
3205 E. Marson Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Home Phone: (605) 371-1534
Office Phone: (605) 335-6266
Email: marc@feinsteinlawoffice.com
Occupation: Lawyer

Goals: Setting education funding (K-12) early in the session at a minimum of 4 percent or inflation, whatever is greater. Open government. Renewable energy.

DISTRICT 15 - SENATE

Sen. Kathy Miles
610 N. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Home Phone: (605) 338-8288
Office Phone: (605) 322-7305
Occupation:Clinic RN Manager

Goals: Adequate funding for K-12 education.
Develop infrastructure for renewable alternative energy.

DISTRICT 15 - HOUSE

Rep. Martha Vanderlinde
320 N. Western Ave. #2
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Home Phone: (605) 201-7427
Email: rep.vanderlinde@state.sd.us; nurseynurse@q.com
Occupation: Registered Nurse

Goals:Funding for education according to adequacy survey. Work with federal government for funding affordable insurance for all South Dakotans.Bi-partisan cohesive team working together for South Dakota. Creating a balanced budget without a tax increase.

Rep. Patrick Kirschman
611 N. Duluth Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Home Phone: (605) 366-4798
Occupation: Clinic nurse manager

Goals: Supporting education. Funding infrastructure. Holding the line on taxes.

DISTRICT 16 - SENATE

Sen. Margaret Gillespie
29166 481st Ave.
Hudson, SD 57034
Home Phone: (605) 987-3672
Office Phone: (605) 934-2140
Email: rep.gillespie@state.sd.us
Occupation: Lawyer

Goals: The budget.Education funding. Legislation for my istrict.

DISTRICT 16 - HOUSE

Rep. Jim Bolin
403 West 11th St.
Canton, SD 57013
Home Phone: (605) 987-2630
Email: rjbolin@gmail.com
Occupation: Teacher

Goals: Balance the budget. Provide at least a 3 percent increase for schools. Maintain the roads.

Rep. Dan Lederman
725 Indian Wells Ct.
Dakota Dunes, SD 57049
Home Phone: (605) 232-0050
Office Phone: 800-564-8898
Email: dan@lbc65.com
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Goals: Maintain business friendly climate.
Improve education by funneling more dollars into the classroom. Ensure the services our veterans deserve.

DISTRICT 25 - SENATE

Sen. Dan ahlers
913 Washington Ave.
Dell Rapids, SD 57012
Home Phone: (605) 428-5408
Office Phone: (605) 940-3071
Email: sen.ahlers@state.sd.us
Occupation: Business owner

DISTRICT 25 - HOUSE

Rep. Tim Rave
46923 250th St.
Baltic, SD 57003
Home Phone: (605) 529-6379
Office Phone: (605) 360-7190
Email: trave@alliancecom.net
Occupation: Operations Manager, Rural/Metro Ambulance

Goals: Find money to balance the budget without too many large cuts. Fund education.

rep. Oran Sorenson
25504 485th Ave.
Garretson, SD 57030
Home Phone: (605) 594-6319
Email: roraing20sor@alliancecom.net
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Active Farmer\

Goals: Increase funding for education.
Help bring business/industry to our small towns in South Dakota. Work hard for veterans who deserve so much more.

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR

Chamber staff asked legislators in Districts 9-16 and 25 to submit contact information and what they feel will be the biggest challenge in the 84th 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. As a Chamber member, you can sign up for this FREE bulletin by contacting (605) 336-1620 or sweber@siouxfalls.com and providing your email address. 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.

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