Six Republicans running for three seats in the state legislature

HOT SPRINGS – The primary election is slated to take place on Tuesday, June 2, which is when area registered voters will decide a number of races, including filling three District 30 Legislature positions, three seats on the Fall River County Commission, one seat on the Hot Springs City Council and one seat on the Hot Springs School Board.

As a way to help educate Fall River County voters about their voting options on the primary ballot in all of the races, the Fall River County Herald-Star has been featuring profiles of each candidate over the past few weeks.

This week, the two District 30 Senate candidates and the four District 30 House of Representative candidates are featured. Voters will select one Senator and two Representatives.

Last week, profiles for each of the eight candidates for the Fall River County Commission were featured. The week before that, the two Ward 4 candidates for the Hot Springs City Council and the two candidates for Hot Springs School board were featured. If you are interested in seeing any of the previously published profiles, please go to the newspaper’s website at

All six District 30 candidates were recently sent questionnaires.

The candidates were first asked to tell a little about themselves, and then answer the following two questions:

1) What skills or talents would you bring to the South Dakota State Legislature?

2) What are the top two issues that concern you regarding District 30 and how do you plan to address them if elected?

In addition to these questions, all six of the candidates have been invited to attend a special “Meet the Candidates” event scheduled for this Saturday, May 16, beginning at 4 p.m. at Roy’s Drive-In Theater in Hermosa. See the related press release about that event on page A10.

Also turn to page A8 to see the responses from all of the commission candidates.

Fall River County Herald Star

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