Taffy Howard has spent her life in service to her country, from her time in the Air Force to the last several years in the South Dakota State House. Taffy and her husband, Mark, have lived in Rapid City for nearly 30 years. They have two sons: Austin, who serves as a Lieutenant in the US Navy, and Matthew, who is currently in Mayo’s Alix School of Medicine.

Taffy received a B.S. in mathematics from SDSU, and was commissioned (along with her husband) as a Second Lieutenant through the Air Force ROTC program at SDSU and earned her jump wings from the US Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA.  After being stationed at Mather AFB, she was stationed at Ellsworth AFB in 1993 and has made South Dakota her home ever since. 

Taffy is currently serving as Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and is also a member of the Joint Committee on Appropriations as well as the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. She focuses her time promoting limited-government principles and fighting to cut taxes and regulations for the people of South Dakota. 

Taffy co-sponsored the pro-life Born Alive bill and believes life should be fully protected from the moment of conception through natural death. Taffy is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Constitutional Carry bill in South Dakota and is committed to protecting the Second Amendment. She stands against the unconstitutional vaccine mandates, is a supporter of restoring election integrity, and is committed to keeping socialism out of South Dakotan schools.

Taffy is running for US Congress to fix election integrity, to fix immigration, and to fix the national debt, among many other issues that are critical to the future of this country. She agrees wholeheartedly with Ronald Reagan: “Man is not free unless government is limited.” 

As your Congresswoman, Taffy will work hard to cut taxes, fix immigration and election fraud, protect life, and preserve liberty.