South Dakota isn't just last in teacher pay nationwide, we pay an embarrassing 10% less than the 2nd worst pay in the nation - North Dakota. The average difference between every other state in the nation is around 2-3%, yet we are 10% below 2nd worst.
JOE LOWE FOR GOVERNOR
Joe's leadership abilities were proven and earned. He was a national Incident Commander for one of the 33 Type 2 Teams in this country that respond to incidents of national significance. He has managed many of the large fires in our state, as well as the Missouri River Flooding, from Yankton to Dakota Dunes. He has a wealth of experience in government and politics. Joe was the Mayor of the City of Mission Viejo, California, in 1995. After a few months in office he inherited the Orange County Municipal Bankruptcy. Battling the County of Orange and the Wall Street lawyers, he recovered over 18.2 million dollars of the city's funds in the Orange County Investment Pool, more than the initial investment the city had made.
Today, Joe wants to serve as your Governor. A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.
SUSAN WISMER FOR GOVERNOR
Susan's interest in civic involvement is a product of the family in which she was raised. Her grandfather, Art Jones, was the first president of Basin Electric and a legislator. Her uncle, Curtis 'Curty' Jones also served in the legislature from 1971-1986 and was a Regent on the South Dakota Board of Regents. As a high school student, Susan served as a page in the South Dakota legislature and saw firsthand the responsibility and duty that elected officials have to their constituents. In 2008, once all of her children had graduated high school, she ran for the South Dakota House of Representatives to represent District One which include Roberts, Day, Marshall, and parts of Brown County. Susan finally had the opportunity to look out for the interests of her constituents and affect change the way policy makers that she admired had. She is now in her 3rd term (6th year) and has served South Dakotans on various interim committees. During session she serves on Appropriations where she has been a champion for educators, students and healthcare providers.
2014 CANDIATE FOR U.S. SENATE
RICK WEILAND FOR U.S. SENATE
One of seven children, Rick is a fifth generation South Dakotan who was born and raised in Madison. His parents owned and operated a funeral chapel and ran the local ambulance service that served Madison and the surrounding communities. Rick attended Madison High School, where he met his wife of 32 years, Stacy Newcomb, and graduated from the University of South Dakota.
Rick Weiland grew up believing in the American Dream – that a small town kid from South Dakota really could make a better life for himself. He is fighting to make sure that dream still exists.”
2014 CANDIATE FOR U.S. HOUSE
CORINNA ROBINSON FOR U.S. HOUSE
I believe I am the public servant who can best serve your interests. Born and raised in Rapid City and a third generation South Dakotan, at 17 and right out of high school, I joined the Army and worked my way up to Sergeant First Class. Then at the urging of my superiors, I attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an officer in the Military Police Corps. Immediately after 9/11 my command responsibilities included the paratroopers who provided Pentagon security. Soon after that, I answered the call to go to war in Iraq while my sons responsibly transitioned through high school to college. I retired after 25 years in the Army, but my public service continued. Upon returning to Washington, DC, I led the Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Directorate, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and was responsible for helping safeguard the Pentagon, and other Federal offices in the DC Metro Area. As part of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program, I again accepted assignment with the office of the Commander, United States Forces-Iraq. Working at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, I was privileged to work with many congressional delegations, assist in Department of Defense communications with Congressional members, and supported negotiations between Iraqi and international diplomats.
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