Former state representative Lora Hubbel says she’s running for the state’s highest office.
Hubbel served in the state legislature for one term from 2011 to 2012.
Hubbel says she’s running against the state’s Republican establishment. She says she’s opposes federal programs for healthcare and education, like the Affordable Care Act and Common Core standards.
Hubbel says if the state were operating better, she wouldn’t be running for office.
“What propels me is what I see happening to South Dakota is dangerous for my grandkids. It’s dangerous for people seeking healthcare," Hubbel says. "I just see a foreboding scene coming on the horizon if South Dakota keeps going in the direction that they are. I think they need to change.”
Hubbel ran against Governor Dennis Daugaard in the 2014 republican primary election. Daugaard is term limited after next year.
Hubbel faces off against Congresswoman Kristi Noem and Attorney General Marty Jackley in what’s expected to be a highly contested race for governor.