Meet the Candidates 2020

Meet the Candidates: Michael Saba

3 hours ago
SDLRC

In The Moment … September 17, 2020 Show 904 Hour 1

Michael Saba is running for re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 9 which covers part of Minnehaha County. Saba is a Democrat and has been proactive in interesting foreign dignitaries in South Dakota products, especially in the ag industry. Saba lives in Hartford.

  

Meet the Candidates: Toni Diamond

3 hours ago
Toni Diamond

In The Moment … September 17, 2020 Show 904 Hour 1

We welcome candidate Toni Diamond, a Democrat running for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 32 which includes part of Rapid City.  Economy, Education, Equality, and Environment are issues close to Diamond in this campaign.

 

Meet the Candidates: Chris Johnson

Sep 16, 2020
SDLRC

In The Moment … September 16, 2020 Show 903 Hour 1

It's time to take a few minutes for our Meet the Candidates series as we welcome a pair of Republicans who are already members of the South Dakota Legislature. Chris Johnson is running for re-election to the House of Representatives in District 32. He is seeking a second term in office. Johnson is from Rapid City where he is the President of Mountain Time, Inc.

Meet the Candidates: Caleb Finck

Sep 16, 2020
SDLRC

In The Moment … September 16, 2020 Show 903 Hour 1

Caleb Finck was first elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2018. The Republican incumbent from Tripp is running for re-election in District 21 which covers Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Gregory and Tripp Counties. Finck is a farmer and business owner and he joins us this morning to discuss Ag issues among other topics. 

Meet the Candidates: Helene Duhamel

Sep 15, 2020
SDLRC

In The Moment … September 15, 2020 Show 902 Hour 1

Republican Helene Duhamel is running for re-election to the South Dakota State Senate and would represent District 32. After being appointed to this seat in December by Governor Kristi Noem, Duhamel served on the Health & Human Services Committee along with Local Government. She believes in fiscal responsibility and low taxes.

Meet the Candidates: Tim Reed

Sep 15, 2020
SDLRC

In The Moment … September 15, 2020 Show 902 Hour 1

Republican Tim Reed is running for re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives. He has represented District 7 since 2017. He would like to continue working for the citizens of Brookings by using his nearly 2 decades of experience in public service and government including being mayor for 8 years. 

Meet the Candidates: Michelle Hentschel

Sep 14, 2020
Michelle Hentschel

In The Moment … September 14, 2020 Show 901 Hour 1

For years, Michelle Hentschel has sat on the sidelines and watched how things in Pierre progressed. She is now hoping to make a difference by adding her name to the ballot to represent District 10 as a Democrat in the South Dakota State Legislature. Michelle has a background in finance and believes in being transparent and collaborative which she feels makes her a good candidate for the house of representatives. 

Meet the Candidates: Cole Heisey

Sep 14, 2020
Cole Heisey

In The Moment … September 14, 2020 Show 901 Hour 1

Our next candidate says that there is no true rest without hard work, and has come to value self-sufficiency and personal responsibility. Republican Cole Heisey wants to put those thoughts to work and is asking for your vote to the house of representatives in the South Dakota State Legislature in District 15. Cole is running because he wants to see his community, city, and state thrive, economically, and spiritually.

Meet the Candidates: Kent Wilsey

Sep 9, 2020
Kent Wilsey

In The Moment … September 9, 2020 Show 898 Hour 1

Kent Wilsey is a business owner and rancher from Owanka in Pennington County. Wilsey is a Libertarian running for the South Dakota State Senate in District 29 which includes parts of Pennington, Butte, and Meade Counties. This is not his first time running for office, but it is his first time running for a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.

Meet the Candidates: Rhonda Milstead

Sep 9, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … September 9, 2020 Show 898 Hour 1

Republican Rhonda Milstead believes in supporting strong, healthy families along with quality education. Last session she was a member of the Commerce & Energy and Health & Human Services committees. She is seeking re-election to the house of representatives in the South Dakota state legislature. She would represent district 9 in Minnehaha county.

Meet the Candidates: Norman Bliss

Sep 8, 2020
Norman Bliss

In The Moment … September 8, 2020 Show 897 Hour 2

Norman Bliss has a background in natural resources and the physical sciences. He believes in making choices that are good for people in both the short and long term. One way to do this is to consider what it means to be energy independent. Norman is a Democrat and is running for the state legislature as a state representative in District 13.

 

Meet the Candidates: Tom Holmes

Sep 8, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … September 8, 2020 Show 897 Hour 2

Tom Holmes is a retired teacher and as you can imagine feels strongly about the South Dakota education system and child welfare. He has served in the South Dakota State Legislature from 2015 to 2019. He wants to get back to Pierre and is running for the house of representatives and would represent District 14 as a Republican.

 

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: Art Rusch

Sep 2, 2020
Art Rusch

In The Moment … September 2, 2020 Show 894 Hour 1

Senator Art Rusch opens today's Meet the Candidates segment. Rusch is an incumbent in District 17 which includes Clay and Turner Counties. A Republican, Rusch is a retired Circuit Judge and writer. Last month his campaign received the recommendation of the South Dakota Educators Political Involvement Committee (EPIC).

 

Meet the Candidates: Michael Calabrese

Sep 2, 2020
Michael Calabrese

In The Moment … September 2, 2020 Show 894 Hour 1

In his first run for public office, Michael Calabrese is running for the State Senate in District 32. Calabrese is running as a Democrat in the district that includes Rapid City's south side and central business district. Calabrese is a business owner and works in business development. 

 

Meet the Candidates: Mark Smith

Sep 1, 2020
Mark Smith

In The Moment … September 1, 2020 Show 893 Hour 1

We're just about two months away from the general election in November and we're continuing to meet candidates for the state legislature. Today we meet Mark Smith, a Democrat running for the House of Representatives in District 22. Smith was born and raised in Huron. He is currently retired. Smith is running as a team with John McEnelly, also a candidate for the State House in District 22 and you can read more about their campaigns at www.aprogressiveview422.com.

   

Meet the Candidates: Justin Roemmick

Sep 1, 2020
Justin Roemmick

In The Moment … September 1, 2020 Show 893 Hour 1

Justin Roemmick wants to build an economy that works for everybody and wants to help working people and families. These are a few of his goals if elected to the South Dakota State Legislature this fall. Justin is a democrat running for state representative and would represent District 3 in Brown County.

  

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: Tom Cool

Aug 31, 2020
Tom Cool

In The Moment … August 31, 2020 Show 892 Hour 2

Democrat Tom Cool is passionate about education, health care, and infrastructure. He is retiring this fall after spending nearly 4 decades as Executive Director of the Council on College Admissions in South Dakota. He is running for state senate and hopes to represent District 11 in Pierre.

Meet the Candidates: Jade Addison

Aug 28, 2020
Jade Addison

In The Moment … August 28, 2020 Show 891 Hour 1

Jade Addison earned 13.2-percent of the vote when she ran for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 29 as a Democrat two years ago. This year, Addison is running for the same position as an Independent. District 29 lies in Pennington, Meade and Butte Counties. Addison lives in Sturgis.

 

Meet the Candidates: Larry Zikmund

Aug 28, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … August 28, 2020 Show 891 Hour 1

Republican Larry Zikmund is asking for your vote to the state senate. His dedication on statewide issues includes economic and workforce development. He believes that South Dakotans need to be brought together to find solutions for the state's challenges. If elected, he would represent District 14 which includes a portion of Minnehaha county.

 

Meet the Candidates: Jeff Barth

Aug 27, 2020
Jeff Barth

In The Moment … August 27, 2020 Show 890 Hour 1

Our Meet the Candidates series continues this morning and we begin with a candidate for the State House of Representatives from Sioux Falls.  Jeff Barth is a Minnehaha County Commissioner who plans to work with the Governor and the members of both parties so South Dakota can succeed. A Democrat, Barth would like to represent District 25 in Pierre.  District 25 lies within Minnehaha County.

Meet the Candidates: Caitlin Collier

Aug 27, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … August 27, 2020 Show 890 Hour 1

Now we shift to District 17 where Caitlin Collier is a Democratic candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives.  Collier is an attorney from Vermillion and she's concerned about the social issues that have come up in the last few legislative sessions.

Meet the Candidates: Jessica Castleberry

Aug 26, 2020
Jessica Castleberry

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

We're about to check in with two more candidates for the South Dakota Legislature as part of SDPB's Meet the Candidates series. First, we travel to District 35 where Jessica Castleberry is an incumbent in the South Dakota House of Representatives. She was appointed to that position by Governor Kristi Noem on December 31st, 2019. Castleberry is a Republican from Rapid City.  As a small business owner, Castleberry won the Small Business Administration's South Dakota Woman Owned Small Business of the Year in 2018.

 

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: Ailee Johns

Aug 25, 2020
Ailee Johns

In The Moment … August 25, 2020 Show 888 Hour 1

Ailee Johns is a first-time candidate from Vermillion. Johns is a Democrat running for the South Dakota Senate in District 17. The District includes Clay and Turner Counties in Southeastern South Dakota.

Meet the Candidates: Jack Kolbeck

Aug 25, 2020
Jack Kolbeck

In The Moment … August 25, 2020 Show 888 Hour 1

Republican Jack Kolbeck says his passion to serve comes from his family upbringing. Born in McCook county, Jack has been a businessman in Sioux Falls for over 4 decades. He is seeking your vote to the state legislature as a state senator this fall.

Meet the Candidates: Jean Hunhoff

Aug 24, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … August 24, 2020 Show 887 Hour 1

Our Meet the Candidates series continues up to the November general election. This morning, we begin with Republican Jean Hunhoff of Yankton. Hunhoff has served in the South Dakota legislature since 2001 and she's a former mayor of Yankton.  Hunhoff is running for South Dakota Senate and she joins us to share her ideas and concerns for the next legislative session in Pierre.  

 

Meet the Candidates: Steven McLeery

Aug 24, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … August 24, 2020 Show 887 Hour 1

Democrat Steven McLeery is running for re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives to represent District 1. He has served on several committee's including Commerce and Energy, and Military and Veterans Affairs, and this year was Assistant Minority Leader. Outside of the legislature, he's a grain farmer with a cow/calf operation north of Sisseton. He joins us today as part of our Meet the Candidates series. 

Meet the Candidates: C. John McEnelly

Aug 18, 2020
C. John McEnelly

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

John McEnelly is a candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 22. The Democrat from Huron is retired. He's running along with Mark Smith in District 22 as a "team," sharing the same platform which says education is an investment, not an expense, and South Dakota is NOT a wealthy state, among other stances. 

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