State Representative


Education is the most important function that government provides. I will do my best to provide the funding our elementary, secondary and university systems require, respecting the judgement of teachers and administrators.

Faculty raises have been avoided for three years. Not only that, positions have been canceled and departments and entire colleges have been collapsed into larger units. While tenured professors may be able to stay under these conditions, newer faculty members are likely to seek other positions.We must find a way to assure competent and creative faculty members to maintain quality research and classroom instruction.We must assure faculty raises this year and commit to normal faculty wages in the future.

As the first State President of COHE, I established a reputation as a person who speaks up for faculty and higher education.I will speak out in support of S.D. K-12 and higher education.