Scyller Borglum

News Special: South Dakota Primary

May 29, 2020

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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Senate Candidate: Scyller Borglum

May 29, 2020

In The Moment … May 29, 2020 Show 827 Hour 1

Scyller Borglum is a former state lawmaker now running for U.S. Senate. She is challenging U.S. Senator Mike Rounds in the Republican primary on Tuesday, June 2. She's a professional engineer and business leader who also holds a master's degree in theology. She lives in Rapid City. 



A bill to prohibit collective bargaining for employees of the state’s public universities is moving to the Senate floor.

Proponents argue it gives the Board of Regents more flexibility to stay competitive. Opponents say it sends a negative message to the state’s professors—and complicates the hiring process.

Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer is the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 147. She says the current contracting agreement for public university faculty is more than 100 pages of time-locked agreements that hinder institutional flexibility.

Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... November 4, 2019 Show 693 Hour 2

An Egyptian trade delegation arrived in Sioux Falls Sunday night. They'll spend part of the week touring eastern South Dakota to visit with producers, technology experts and people in agri-business.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke met with Ambassador Hamdi Saleh and State Representatives Michael Saba and Scyller Borglum to discuss the trade mission and finding ways to bring new dollars into South Dakota.


In the Moment ... September 9, 2019 Show 654 Hour 2

Scyller Borglum is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator Mike Rounds. The focus of her campaign is on rural education, the national debt, term limits, and attracting foreign business.

The challenger to US Senator Mike Round’s seat in 2020 says she’s not sure she would have voted for the 2017 federal tax cut.

Republic State Representative Scyller Borglum is challenging Rounds in the 2020 primary.

She says her campaign is focused on a smaller federal government and only spending what it brings in. She says that includes reducing the federal deficit.

During an interview on SDPB’s In the Moment Monday afternoon, Borglum says she’s not sure the 2017 law achieved that…

In the Moment News: July 1-7

Jul 3, 2019

Representative Jean Hunhoff discusses the mental health task force she chairs. State Representative Nancy Rasmussen explains the Special Education Interim Study Committee. Representative Lee Qualm and Representative Oren Lesmeister talk industrial hemp. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports on freshman state legislator Scyller Borglum’s announcement to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Political Junky Jon Hunter discuss this week in South Dakota politics. 


In The Moment ... July 3, 2019 Show 609 Hour 2

Scyller Borglum will challenge Senator Mike Rounds next summer and a petition drive for a referendum on House Bill 1094 has failed.

Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter joins Lori Walsh for In The Moment's weekly Dakota Political Junkies segment. 

Borglum To Challenge Sen. Rounds In 2020 Primary

Jul 1, 2019
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

Freshman state legislator Republican Scyller Borglum will challenge US Senator Mike Rounds for his seat in 2020.

During a campaign announcement in Rapid City on Monday, Borglum says Rounds has failed to bring South Dakota conservative values to Washington DC.

State Representative Borglum says she’s been travelling across the state working on a rural education legislative package. In the process, she says she’s also heard multiple people say more women and younger people need to get involved in politics.

Dakota Political Junkies: Interim Studies

Apr 3, 2019

In The Moment ... April 3, 2019 Show 548 Hour 2

The South Dakota Legislature will conduct interim studies of industrial hemp and the meth epidemic as they look ahead to the 2020 session.

And, Representative Scyller Borlum is traveling the state and talking with people about how to make education in rural South Dakota more accessible.

SD Legislative Research Council

An attempt to include same-gender sex in the state's definition of adultery has been shot down in the House Judiciary Committee. Current South Dakota law specifies that adultery is an extramarital affair with someone of the opposite sex. House Bill 1107 eliminated gender references so that adultery is an affair with another person outside the marriage. The bill was sent to the forty-first legislative day by a 7 to 6 vote.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.


In The Moment ... December 17, 2018 Show 481 Hour 1

Chuck Parkinson is the host of Where Do We Go From Here on SDPB. This month his panel was a group of female freshman legislators. SDPB's Lee Strubinger has this recap.