As a lifelong Pierre resident, I'm very blessed to call this community and South Dakota home. My husband Mark and I have been married for more than 23 years, and we've been blessed with five kids -- our greatest pride and joy. My family business, Morris, a construction company in business for more than 52 years now, is a strong supporter of the Pierre/Fort Pierre communities and central South Dakota.
Though I still help out with Morris, Mark and I are full-time farmers in Sully County.
As a wife, a mom, a small business woman, and a farmer, I see firsthand the cultural and economic threats to our families and our community, and I believe our legislature needs more representatives with the vision and courage to face those challenges head-on.
Specifically, I believe our state motto, "Under God the People Rule," should serve as the guidepost for policymakers' decision-making (too many politicians forget that they are public servants). I believe the family is the backbone of society, and it should be cherished and protected. I believe South Dakota's small, rural communities, like our people, make this state exceptional and should not continue to take a backseat to Sioux Falls or Rapid City.
I cherish my faith
I love my family
I'm pro-Second Amendment
I believe in limited, responsible government
I strongly support agriculture
Thank you for your interest in my candidacy -- I will work hard to earn your vote. And if I am given the honor to serve District 24 in the House, I will fight hard to keep our communities thriving and our families strong.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or if you'd like to sit down together.