I hope that you have been staying warm during this winter season. Despite the cold weather, our campaign is HOT as we hit the ground running! There are so many like-minded patriots eager to find their place in politics and I am excited by what we’re already accomplishing in 2022!
The South Dakota Legislative Session is also in full swing. We are in our second week, and I’ve already had the honor of working with several enthusiastic interns and pages. It is important for the next generation to put their best foot forward into politics, and for us to mentor them on the principles of liberty.
Although my schedule has been busy, I still made time to travel throughout South Dakota because forming relationships with fellow residents is important to me.
We had a wonderful time in Sioux Falls visiting with residents and other local candidates. Despite the brutal temperatures outside, the weather did not deter folks from coming out to listen. The Patriot Ripple Effect group sure knows how to host!
After visiting Sioux Falls, we were greeted with open arms at the annual Vetal Fire Department Smoker. If you’ve never been, you should mark it on your calendar. Everyone was eager to discuss what changes that they wish to see in South Dakota’s politics, and the food was delicious.
Next, it was on to Hartford for church and a potluck with a great group of folks there. I enjoyed the opportunity to speak with residents one-on-one; to hear their concerns as well as their hopes for South Dakota’s future.
If I haven’t gotten to meet YOU yet, I hope I can very soon! I’ll be in Watertown for a “Talk with Taffy” on February 18th. Stop by if you can! I want to hear directly from you, and to know what concerns and insights you have as we get closer to the 2022 elections.
Speaking of ongoing concerns, have you heard the latest on the federal vaccine mandate? Just this month the Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccine mandate for businesses across the country. Although this was a victorious battle for conservatives, we still have much more work to do.
Our healthcare workers and military need our help in combating the unconstitutional mandates they continue to face.
I know of an individual who will be forced to be discharged TWO YEARS before their twenty-year retirement due to their religious accommodation being denied.
These brave men and women deserve the same freedoms that they have fought for us to have for generations.
As a military veteran, I will work to secure medical freedom for our servicemen and women.
Let’s keep this race strong. The future of South Dakota depends on it.