I WANT TO SERVE OUR STATE
In the State Legislature, I Will Focus On...
Growing Our State’s Economy
I want to make sure South Dakota remains one of the best-run states and one of the best places to do business. Our taxes are low, our regulation is reasonable, and we budget responsibly.
Improving Our Schools, Tech Colleges, and Universities
I want our students to be prepared for whatever path they choose. I want to protect our schools from politics or outside agendas. And I want our young people to know that they can find many great opportunities right here in South Dakota.
Preserving the South Dakota Way of Life
I grew up in Armour, a small town where neighbors look out for each other, even as they take care of themselves. Today, our family lives and works in Sioux Falls, and we love it. South Dakota is really one big small town, and I never want that to change. I will always be pro-life, pro-family, and protective of our liberties.
THE STATE CAPITOL IS A SPECIAL PLACE
History of Service
When I was very little, I went to Pierre to visit my grandpa, Henry Poppen, who served as a state senator. He taught me to value our open process and our citizen legislature. He was as conservative as they come, but he never got mad, never took things personally, and was friends with nearly everyone – in both parties. Those are the same values my wife Sara and I work to instill in our children – Henry, Elizabeth, and Madeleine – every day.