Meet the Candidates 2020

Meet the Candidates: James Preston

Oct 28, 2020
James Preston

In The Moment … October 28, 2020 Show 930 Hour 1

 As we close out our Meet the Candidates series for this election cycle we head to District 32 one more time to meet James Preston, a Democratic candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives. Preston is a small business owner in Rapid City with experience as a health care professional and administrator.

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Meet the Candidates: Julie Frye Mueller

Oct 22, 2020
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In The Moment ... October 22, 2020 Show 926 Hour 2

SDPB takes you right on through election day with coverage of the news, the candidates, and the vote. That includes our Meet the Candidates series on In The Moment. We're meeting Julie Frye Mueller today. She's a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives who is focusing her efforts on winning election to the State Senate in District 30 which includes parts of Pennington, Fall River and Custer Counties. Julie Frye Mueller is a business owner from Rapid City.

Meet the Candidates: Al Novstrup

Oct 19, 2020
SDLRC

In The Moment … October 19, 2020 Show 923 Hour 1

Al Novstrup is a long time business owner in South Dakota and has served in the state legislature for nearly 2 decades. Committees he has served on include Commerce & Energy, and Judiciary. Al is a Republican and is seeking re-election to the state senate and would represent District 3, Brown County in northeast South Dakota. 

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Meet the Candidates: Bethany Soye

Oct 15, 2020
Bethany Soye

In The Moment … October 15, 2020 Show 921 Hour 2

Our Meet the Candidates segment gives voters a chance to hear from legislative candidates before the general election in November. We'll meet two Republican candidates today. Bethany Soye is a first-time candidate for the South Dakota Legislature. Soye is running for a seat in the House of Representatives in District 9. She's a resident of Sioux Falls and works in the banking industry.

  

Meet the Candidates: Richard Vasgaard

Oct 15, 2020
Richard Vasgaard

In The Moment … October 15, 2020 Show 921 Hour 2

Richard Vasgaard is a lifelong resident of Turner County. As a farmer he understands agriculture, as a parent he values education. If elected, he would promote rural roads and infrastructure while working to better our small towns and communities. Vasgaard is running for the House of Representatives in District 17.

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Meet the Candidates: Rick Stracqualursi

Oct 6, 2020
Rick Stracqualursi

In The Moment … October 6, 2020 Show 917 Hour 1

You can call this the home stretch. There are only 28 days remaining before the election and we still have a few candidates for the legislature that we'd like to introduce. Rick Stracqualursi is a Democratic candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 34. Health care, education and economic development are all part of his platform. 

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Meet the Candidates: Carl Perry

Oct 6, 2020
SDLRC

In The Moment … October 6, 2020 Show 917 Hour 1

Republican Carl Perry is seeking re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives from District 3. Last session he was on the Commerce and Energy, Health & Human Services, and Retirement Laws committees. He joins us now as part of our Meet the Candidates series. 

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Meet the Candidates: Rick Knobe

Oct 1, 2020
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In The Moment … October 1, 2020 Show 914 Hour 1

Independent candidate Rick Knobe hopes to earn your vote as a Senator in the South Dakota legislature. Knobe would represent District 25 which includes a portion of Minnehaha County. He believes that the current legislature is missing big picture items such as healthcare and that it's lacking in support for education both philosophically and financially.

Meet the Candidates: Lynn Schneider

Oct 1, 2020
SDLRC

In The Moment … October 1, 2020 Show 914 Hour 1

In May, Governor Kristi Noem appointed Lynn Schneider to the South Dakota House of Representatives to represent District 22. The seat opened after Representative Bob Glanzer died in April due to COVID-19.  Schneider is a Republican. He retired as a bank CEO in 2017 after 45 years in the industry.   

Meet the Candidates: Mike Diedrich

Sep 30, 2020
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In The Moment … September 30, 2020 Show 913 Hour 1

Diedrich, however, is running for the State Senate out of District 34 in the election. Diedrich is the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for Monument Health in Rapid City.

Meet the Candidates: Jess Olson

Sep 30, 2020
Jess Olson

In The Moment … September 30, 2020 Show 913 Hour 1

Jess Olson collected the most votes two years ago in her first election for State Representative in District 34. The Republican incumbent from Rapid City is running for re-election and she joins us now for Meet the Candidates.

Meet the Candidates: Taylor Rehfeldt

Sep 29, 2020
Taylor Rehfeldt

In The Moment … September 29, 2020 Show 912 Hour 1

Taylor Rehfeldt is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and also a candidate for state representative. Her decision to run for office came as a result of being exposed to how much policy impacts health. She's a republican and would represent District 14.

 

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Meet the Candidates: John Mills

Sep 29, 2020
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In The Moment … September 29, 2020 Show 912 Hour 1

Republican John Mills was first elected to the South Dakota State Legislature in 2016 and is running for re-election to the state house of representatives. He believes that defending what we have is job one as a legislator. He has served on various committees including taxation and transportation. If chosen he would represent District 4.

 

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Meet the Canddiates: Lee Schoenbeck

Sep 28, 2020
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In The Moment … September 28, 2020 Show 911 Hour 1

Republican Lee Schoenbeck is running for re-election to the South Dakota Senate and would represent District 5 which is Codington county in northeast South Dakota. The 2020 legislative session found him serving on the Judiciary Committee, the Commerce and Energy Committee, and the Legislative Procedure Committee.

Meet the Candidates: Nichole Cauwels

Sep 28, 2020
Nichole Cauwels

In The Moment … September 28, 2020 Show 911 Hour 1

Democrat Nichole Cauwels says that state government has problems that are never going to be fixed by the same thinking that caused them. She's a mom, a small business owner, and would like your vote in November as a state senator to represent district 10. She joins us now as we continue to Meet the Candidates.

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: Jordan Foos

Sep 24, 2020
Jordan Foos

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

Democrat Jordan Foos is a candidate for state senate and would represent District 18. A lifelong South Dakotan, Jordan has called the greater Yankton area home now for nearly a decade.  If elected his priorities would be community building, serving the underserved, and sustainability. Jordan joins us now as we continue to Meet the Candidates.

Meet the Candidates: Mike Derby

Sep 23, 2020
Mike Derby

In The Moment … September 23, 2020 Show 907 Hour 2

We're less than six weeks away from the general election on November 3rd and we're still meeting our legislative candidates. Mike Derby is a Republican running for one of District 34's seats in the House of Representatives. District 34 includes part of Rapid City. Derby is a former legislator, serving three consecutive terms through 2002. He's also the past chairman of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. Business is a key issue for Derby, but first, let's Meet the Candidate. 

Meet the Candidates: Bill Adamson

Sep 23, 2020
Bill Adamson

In The Moment … September 23, 2020 Show 908 Hour 2

Bill Adamson believes that South Dakotans deserve a state government that efficiently provides necessary state services and represents the best interests of South Dakotans. He's a Democrat running for state representative in District 7 which is in Brookings county. He's with us today as our Meet the Candidates series continues.

Meet the Candidates: Matt Rosburg

Sep 22, 2020
Matt Rosburg

In The Moment … September 22, 2020 Show 907 Hour 1

Matt Rosburg never saw himself getting involved in the political world. That changed 2 years ago when he noticed all of the uncontested one-party races for house and senate in South Dakota. He's a republican and would like your vote for state representative in District 15. He has been involved with a few non-profit political groups working on several issues and joins us now as part of our Meet the Candidate series.

Meet the Candidates: Thor Bardon

Sep 21, 2020
Thor Bardon

In The Moment … September 21, 2020 Show 906 Hour 2

Our Meet the Candidate series continues with Republican Thor Bardon. He is running for state senate in the South Dakota State Legislature and if elected would represent District 15 which is in Minnehaha county. His life experience includes being an aviation instructor and is a foster care advocate.

Meet the Candidates: Randy Gross

Sep 21, 2020
SDLRC

In The Moment … September 21, 2020 Show 906 Hour 2

Republican Randy Gross is seeking his second term in South Dakota's House of Representatives and would represent District 8. This past session he served on the Committee on Appropriations along with the Joint Committee on Appropriations. Randy says to understand his philosophy, you just need to know the state motto, Under God, The People Rule.

Meet the Candidates: Jessica Hegge

Sep 18, 2020
Jessica Hegge

In The Moment … September 18, 2020 Show 905 Hour 1

As a part of our Meet the Candidates series, we introduce Jessica Hegge, a Democratic hopeful for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 21. Hegge is an attorney and a sixth-generation South Dakotan who comes from a long line of farmers and ranchers. She and her family live just outside Platte in rural Charles Mix County.

 

Meet the Candidates: Becky Drury

Sep 18, 2020
Becky Drury

In The Moment … September 18, 2020 Show 905 Hour 1

Becky Drury is in the midst of her first campaign for the South Dakota Legislature. Drury is a Republican from Rapid City where she has been a member of the Rapid City Common Council. She's running for a seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 32.

 

Meet the Candidates: Michael Saba

Sep 17, 2020
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

Sep 17, 2020
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. 

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