State Representative District 26A
Description: The South Dakota State Legislature is the legislative branch of the government of South Dakota. It is a bicameral legislative body, consisting of the Senate which has 35 members, and the House of Representatives, which has 70 members. The two houses are similar in most respects; the Senate alone holds the right to confirm gubernatorial appointments to certain offices. The Legislature meets at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre. It begins its annual session of the second Tuesday of January each year. The legislative session lasts 40 working days in odd-numbered years, and 35 days working days in even numbered years. Term: 4 consecutive 2 year termsSalary: $6,000 + $142 per legislative dayRequirements for Office: 21 years old; 2 years residency; qualified voter; may not have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime; may not have illegally taken "public moneys".Petition Requirements: Depends on party and legislative district. See SD Secretary of State's website for details.
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What will you do to support the economy throughout our state in the face of international trade conflicts and the COVID-19 pandemic?
What should our state government do to provide an equitable, quality public education for all children?
What would you do for our local governments, such as counties, cities and school boards, so that they can be flexible in responding to local issues?
How do you view the initiative and referendum process in South Dakota? Are there any changes to this system that you would support?
With the redistricting process happening after the 2020 Census, how do you view the legislature’s role in this process and would you support an independent citizen redistricting commission?
What are your plans to protect voter rights such as online or same-day voter registration as well as absentee voting/voting by mail?
I think we should spend the money we have for preparing to deal with schools and opening businesses and services.
We should allow charter schools so people can figure out the best way to teach today. Provide all the resources needed by districts.
Maybe create regional boards to work together to help communities.
I like the system. I might try to make it easier to use and educate people about it.
I think this is a process that needs improving. I support the citizen commission idea.
I think we should encourage people to participate by making it easier to register and vote. When you turn 18, you should be able to register easily and not be purged.
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