A retired U.S.Army and South Dakota National Guard Veteran with service time in Iraq has announced he wants to represent District 22 in the South Dakota House. Jay Slater is of two announced candidates running for the House from Kingsbury County, added to District 22 by way of redistricting. Slater’s from De Smet and says he’s had an interest in politics since high school…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/03/slater1.mp3|titles=slater1]
Slater says edcuation would be one of many items he would focus on in Pierre…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/03/slater2.mp3|titles=slater2]
With District 22’s new layout of Beadle and Kingsbury County following redistricting, Slater wants to make sure the areas outside of Huron are well represented…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/03/slater3.mp3|titles=slater3]
The addition of Slater to the Republican side of the House race means a primary election will be held to decide which two Republican candiates will join Democrat Peggy Gibson on the Ballot in November. Huron Mayor Dave McGirr and Beadle County Commissioner Dick Werner will join Slater on the Primary ballot June 5th. You can hear the full interview with Slater this Friday during Coffee Talk at 10 AM on 1340 KIJV.