Rep. Drew Dennert announces bid for re-election

Rep. Drew Dennert announced his candidacy for re-election for District 3 House of Representatives.

“It has been a great honor to serve District 3 and the residents of Brown county and I hope to continue serving South Dakota in the State Legislature. If re-elected I will continue to prioritize our agriculture industry, education funding, job growth, and an environment where small businesses and our citizens can thrive.”

Some of Dennert’s legislative accomplishments include passing legislation that he was the prime sponsor of including:

  • HB 1204 from 2019. This legislation helped simplify tax laws for young people under the age of 18 when entering the small business field.
  • HB 1092 from 2019. In an effort to increase transparency and accountability in state government HB 1092 increased the number of financial reports that legislative candidates are required to file.
  • SB 128 from 2019. 128 added an appropriation that aimed to replace some of the funds that were swept from the South Dakota bred horse racing fund.

Other accomplishments include his continued support of Northern State University, boosting funding levels for nursing homes and community service providers. As well as supporting various bills aimed at improving habitat in South Dakota that will help to bolster hunting and fishing opportunities for resident sportsmen and sportswomen.

During Dennert’s time in the legislature he has been a member on the Transportation and State Affairs committees as well as House Taxation where he has served as Vice Chair for the past two years.
Rep. Dennert is a husband, father and a sixth generation resident of Brown county. He resides in Aberdeen with his wife Ashton and son Tracy. Dennert is a part owner and operator on the family farm in the Columbia area.