Jason Ravnsborg For Senate
First-time candidate Jason Ravnsborg wants to be known as a statesman and not a politician. In his December campaign announcement, Ravnsborg said he was answering the call from the citizens of South Dakota to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tim Johnson. Ravnsborg, a Yankton lawyer and a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, is one of five Republicans looking ahead to a June primary. He says the national debt is out of control and that the budget must be balanced. He also believes that the government is not responding to the will of the American people who have steadfastly been against Obamacare from the beginning. Ravnsborg was deployed to Germany in 2003, Iraq in 2004 and Afghanistan in 2009.