Hansen Announces Candidacy for District 2 House Seat
Turton(SD)- Aberdeen resident and Turton native Jenae Hansen has announced her candidacy for District 2 State House. Hansen, a sixth generation South Dakotan and lifelong District Two resident, will be running for the seat vacated by the term-limited Rep. Burt Tulson.
“This is my home. It’s the community that shaped who I am today, and demonstrated the importance of public service. I am excited about the opportunity to give back and represent my friends, family, and neighbors. I commit to being a strong advocate for issues that matter most to those in our District in Pierre” Hansen said.
Hansen, an Aberdeen-area Social Worker, believes in building strong communities, putting people before politics, and protecting rural life.Through her experience in social work and agriculture, Hansen understands that we must find common ground and work together to build a better community for everyone.
Jason Frerichs, former Senate Minority Leader and District 1 Senator praised Hansen's candidacy. "Having served as one of the few rural legislators in Pierre for the last nine years, I am excited about Jenae Hansen's candidacy for State House. I have had the privilege of working with Jenae on agricultural and social work issues in Pierre and northeast South Dakota," said Frerichs.
"Jenae is focused on the future of our rural communities through increased access to healthcare for our families and use of renewal fuels," Frerichs continued. "If you haven't met Jenae yet, once you get to know her and what she stands for I think you will agree with me that she will represent District 2 well and hit the ground running as a legislator.
Hansen will be hosting public events throughout District Two in the coming months, and looks forward to the opportunity to introduce herself, and discuss those important community issues.