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Republicans hold a supermajority in the South Dakota statehouse. For Democratic legislators, every seat counts to ensure their caucus is represented on committees. 

There were 16 Democratic lawmakers in Pierre during the last legislative session, compared to 91 Republicans.

Troy Heinert of District 26 served as minority leader in the Senate this year. He trailed his Republican opponent early on election night. Heinert says this election mirrors his 20-18 race.

Meet the Candidates: George Nelson

Sep 24, 2020
George Nelson

In The Moment … September 24, 2020 Show 909 Hour 1

George Nelson is a candidate for the State Senate in District 34 which covers part of Rapid City. Nelson, a Democrat, is an attorney and business owner and, like many others, he's concerned about how the state decides to spend its federal COVID-19 dollars.

Meet the Candidates: Susan Wismer

Sep 3, 2020
Susan Wismer

In The Moment … September 3, 2020 Show 895 Hour 1

Democrat Susan Wismer is running for re-election to the state senate, representing District 1 in Northeast South Dakota.  She's no stranger to the state legislature, having spent 8 years in the house and 2 in the senate. She joins us today as we continue to Meet the Candidates.

Meet the Candidates: Louise Snodgrass

Aug 31, 2020
Louise Snodgrass

In The Moment … August 31, 2020 Show 892 Hour 1

Louise Snodgrass values honesty, hard work, and togetherness. Those are all qualities she wants to bring to Pierre if elected to the state legislature in the house of representatives. She's a Democrat that would represent District 7. She joins us today as part of our Meet the Candidates series.

Meet the Candidates: Ryan Cwach

Aug 26, 2020
Ryan Cwach

In The Moment … August 26, 2020 Show 889 Hour 1

Ryan Cwach believes that the best way to do business is an honest conversation along with a handshake and also thinks that our elected state legislators have forgotten how to talk with each other. Ryan was brought up in South Dakota and is running for re-election as a state representative. He's a Democrat that would represent District 18.

 

Meet the Candidates: Erin Healy

Aug 18, 2020
Erin Healy

In The Moment … August 18, 2020 Show 883 Hour 1

Democrat Erin Healy is running for re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives. This past session she was a member of the Education Committee along with Health & Human Services. She would represent District 14 which is in Minnehaha county.

Meet the Candidates: Valerie Parsley

Jul 13, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … July 13, 2020 Show 857 Hour 1

This fall, South Dakotans will head to their polling places and will have the opportunity to send their choice to Pierre to serve on the South Dakota State Legislature. Our Meet the Candidates series is underway and today we meet Valerie Parsley. She's a Democrat running for state house and would represent District 8 which consists of Lake, Miner, Moody, and Sanborn counties.

 

News Special: South Dakota Primary

May 29, 2020
SDPB

The South Dakota primaries are Tuesday, June 2. In this week's podcast, you'll hear from Sen. Mike Rounds and Scyller Borglum, Rep. Dusty Johnson's challenger Liz Marty May, and the three candidates vying for the Minnehaha County State's Attorney position. 

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Meet The Candidates - John Gors

Oct 31, 2018
SDDP

In The Moment ... October 31, 2018 Show 451 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome John Gors. He is a Democrat out of District 17 and is running for State Representative.

 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 31, 2018 Show 451 Hour 1

A few days remain before you the voter will decide on representation in Washington D.C.

Democrat Tim Bjorkman is on the ballot for U.S. House of Representatives.

Meet The Candidates - Peri Pourier

Oct 24, 2018
Vote Smart

In The Moment ... October 24. 2018 Show 447 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Peri Pourier. She is a Democrat out of District 27 and is running for State Representative.

 

 

Meet The Candidates - Kelly Sullivan

Oct 24, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 24. 2018 Show 447 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Kelly Sullivan. She is a Democrat out of District 13 and is running for State Representative.

 

Meet The Candidates - Anna Kerner Andersson

Oct 23, 2018
Up Counsel

In The Moment ... October 23. 2018 Show 446 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Anna Kerner Andersson. She is a Democrat out of District 21 and is running for State Representative.

Meet The Candidates - Zachary Kovach

Oct 23, 2018
Brookings Register

In The Moment ... October 23. 2018 Show 446 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Zachary Kovach. He is a Democrat out of District 7 and is running for State Representative.

Meet The Candidates - Naveen Malik

Oct 18, 2018

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Naveen Malik. She is a Democrat out of District 31 and is running for State Representative.

 

Meet The Candidates - Liz Merrigan

Oct 18, 2018
South Dakota Democratic Party

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Liz Merrigan. She is a Democrat out of District 16 and is running for State Representative.

 

 

Meet The Candidates - Chris Francis

Oct 17, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 17. 2018 Show 443 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Chris Francis. He is a Democrat out of District 8 and is running for State Representative.

 

Meet The Candidates - Melissa Hiatt

Oct 15, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Melissa Hiatt. She is a Democrat out of District 13 and is running for State Senator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Candidates - Dan Ahlers

Oct 11, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 11, 2018 Show 440 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Dan Ahlers is running for re-election to the State House of Representatives in District 25. Ahlers is a business and property owner in Dell Rapids. He was part of this summer's Emerging Leaders Program sponsored in part by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Meet The Candidates - Justyn Hauck

Oct 11, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 11. 2018 Show 440 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Justyn Hauck is a Democratic candidate for State Senate in District 14 which covers part of Minnehaha County.

His background is in technology and telecommunications.

 

 

 

 

Meet The Candidates - Scott Petersen

Oct 10, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 10. 2018 Show 439 Hour 1

 

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Scott Petersen. He is a Democrat out of District 12 and is running for State Representative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Candidates - Laura Swier Kotelman

Oct 9, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 9. 2018 Show 438 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Laura Swier Kotelman. She is a Democrat out of District 9 and is running for State Senator.

Meet The Candidates - Brooks Briscoe

Oct 4, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... October 4. 2018 Show 436 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Brooks Briscoe. He is a Democrat out of District 3 and is running for State Representative.

 

Meet The Candidates - Julie Bartling

Oct 2, 2018
sdlegislature.gov

In The Moment ... October 2. 2018 Show 434 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Julie Bartling from Gregory. She is a Democrat out of District 21 and running for State Senator.

Meet The Candidates - Bill Adamson

Oct 1, 2018
Bill Adamson

In The Moment ... October 1. 2018 Show 433 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Bill Adamson. He is a Democrat out of District 7 running for State Representative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Candidates - Susan Wismer

Sep 27, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... September 27. 2018 Show 431 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Susan Wismer. She is a Democrat out of District 1 and is running for State Senator.

Meet The Candidates - Dennis Evenson

Sep 26, 2018
Submitted

In The Moment ... September 26. 2018 Show 430 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Dennis Evenson. She is a Democrat out of District 4 and is running for State Senator.

 

 

 

Meet The Candidates - Jason Unger

Sep 25, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... September 25. 2018 Show 429 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Jason Unger. He is a Democrat out of District 8 and is running for State Representative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 18, 2018 Show 424 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Reynold Nesiba. He is a Democrat out of District 15 and is running for State Senator.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... September 11, 2018 Show 419 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Zach Van Wyk. He is a Democrat out of District 34 and is running for State Senator.

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