Proven Republican South Dakota Leadership



Scott Eccarius

Former Speaker of the House
Former District 34 Representative

“Taffy Howard is a proven fighter for our values. I know what it takes to be an effective lawmaker in Pierre. It takes courage and commitment to your principles. Taffy
will fight to keep South Dakota free, and deliver results for our families.”

Spencer Gosch

Former Speaker of the House
Former District 23 Representative

“As Speaker of the House, I knew that there was no better choice for Vice Chair of House Appropriations than Taffy. She understood the intricacies of our state budget and was always willing to put in the work to ensure our citizens were being put first in all budgetary considerations. She’s smart, dedicated, and principled. You could not have a better person representing you in Pierre.”

Sam Marty

Purple Heart Recipient
Former District 28B Representative

“I had the privilege to serve with Taffy in the state House Military and Veteran’s Affairs committee. Taffy is one of the greatest legislators I’ve had the honor to serve with. You
could not elect a better person. Her military experience showed through in everything she did. Her work ethic and tenacity in fighting for her constituents sets her apart. Representatives as good as her do not come along very often.”

Marli Wiese

Former Majority Whip
Former District 8 Representative

“Taffy always showed dedication to her constituents in Pierre, a place where special interests sometimes crowds out hard-working South Dakotans, but that was never the case with Taffy. She truly cared about her district.”

Kevin Jensen

Chairman, Health & Human Services Committee
District 16 Representative
District 16 Senate Candidate

“As an appropriator, Taffy’s attention to detail and asking the hard questions, in order to safeguard the taxpayer’s dollars, was unmatched by any other legislator. It would be an honor to serve with her again.”

Dan Kaiser

Aberdeen Police Officer
Iraq & Bosnia Military Veteran
Former District 3 Representative

“Taffy is a proven conservative leader. Taffy stood for the taxpayer and was a leader on the Appropriations committees. Taffy’s commitment to our men and women in uniform is second to none.”

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Meet Taffy Howard:

A Veteran Leader for District 34

Hi, I’m Taffy Howard. My dedication to our community is both a personal commitment and a reflection of my military service. From defending our country as a U.S. Air Force officer to advocating for conservative values as a former state representative, I have always worked to enhance the strength and prosperity of our district. Now, I am eager to continue this mission in the South Dakota State Senate. My experience—from managing local business ventures to championing pro-life and family-centric policies—shapes my vision: to safeguard our freedoms, improve the economic welfare of our families, and firmly maintain the constitutional principles of our state. Together, we can create a future for District 34 that respects our heritage and embraces progress.

In service,


A Record of Valor, A Blueprint for Growth

Taffy Howard’s career epitomizes steadfast service and unwavering commitment to the principles that strengthen our Republican values. From her distinguished tenure in the U.S. Air Force to her impactful role as a state representative, Taffy’s path is marked by her profound dedication and vigorous advocacy for conservative ideals and fiscal responsibility. As she seeks election to represent District 34 in the State Senate, Taffy envisions a future where freedom flourishes, education excels, and families thrive. Anchored by a solid record of conservative leadership, we look forward to a future brimming with opportunity, led by Taffy’s resolute commitment to our district’s prosperity and our party’s enduring values.

Taffy Howard and John Thune

Shantel Krebs and Taffy Howard

Young Americans for Liberty Revolution 2021

Taffy Howard Repelling

Taffy and Mark Howard wedding

Mother and Daughter (Taffy Howard) Saluting each other


Conservative Leader

Taffy Howard’s staunch commitment to conservative values has earned her the CPAC’s Conservative Excellence Award, with a voting record that consistently upholds fiscal restraint, individual liberties, and limited government principles.


Liberty Champion

Rated “A” by South Dakota Citizens for Liberty, Taffy is a steadfast proponent of conservative principles, diligently working to safeguard the liberties that are essential to our nation’s success and cultural fabric.


Gun Rights Defender

A resolute supporter of the right to bear arms, Taffy is dedicated to preserving our Second Amendment freedoms while advocating for responsible gun ownership.


Family Values Guardian

Taffy has been honored as a stalwart for family values, receiving a 100% rating from Family Heritage Action for her unwavering commitment to policies that bolster and fortify family unity and well-being.


Pro-Life Supporter

Deeply valuing the sanctity of life at every stage, Taffy stands firm in her support for the unborn and champions measures that respect and protect all human life.


Freedom Firebrand

Taffy has distinguished herself with a perfect Freedom Index score, reflecting her firm stance on defending freedoms and promoting the fundamental principles of liberty and justice.

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