Candidate Surveys


Candidate surveys are starting to arrive in the mail.  So far all are from out-of-state special-interest groups. As a rule, I do not respond to these surveys. First, my job is to represent the people who live in District 24. I want to hear from my constituents and listen to their interests and concerns. Second, I promise to never judge a bill by its title. I cannot in good faith pledge to support something until I have actually read the proposed legislation.

Running for re-election


I am asking voters in District 24 for the opportunity to continue representing them in the SD House of Representatives. It has been a privilege to represent central South Dakota for the past six years. I have been an advocate for state employees, agriculture, infrastructure, and education. As I run for re-election, my goal is to be an effective legislator who listens, does the necessary research to understand the issues, and works with others to find good solutions for South Dakota.

What’s important::
• Family
• Jobs
• State Employees
• Agriculture
• Education

About me:
• Raised on a ranch in western South Dakota
• Graduate of SDSU
• Lifelong Republican
• Active in church and the community

About my family:
My husband, Ron, works for the SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources. We have lived in Pierre for over 30 years, and feel blessed to call central South Dakota our home. We have two married daughters.

Your concerns are important. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at 605-224-4070 or e-mail