Groups work to draw women into SD state government - KOTA Territory News

Groups work to draw women into SD state government

Posted: Updated:
By NORA HERTEL
Associated Press

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Of the roughly 175 candidates still in the running for the South Dakota House or Senate, roughly 26 percent are women.

Local and national groups are working to encourage more women to take roles in government. It's an effort that's moving slower than Barb Everist expected. She was the first woman to be Senate Majority Leader in the state in 2000.

But this is the first South Dakota general election in which a woman will be running for governor with a major party. Democrat Susan Wismer is challenging incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard. She says women are excited about the new landmark for women in the state.

As a state representative, she's one of the women who make up 23 percent of the state Legislature.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

518 St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Telephone: 605.342.2000
Fax: 605.342.7305

Couldn't find what you were looking for?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - WorldNow and KOTA. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.