Meet Representative Drew Dennert


Husband, Father and 6th Generation South Dakotan!

Representative Drew Dennert’s roots run deep in South Dakota. As a life-long resident of South Dakota and the sixth generation resident of Brown County. The Dennert family first settled here in 1893, Dennert was born on August 28, 1995 to Dana and Nancy Dennert and is the second eldest of five children.

Now Dennert own’s a portion of the operations at the family ranch, where he continues to work raising livestock including Angus, Maine-Anjou, and Commercial cattle as well as Sheep and also the farming operations including corn, soybeans, and hay production.

Representative Dennert comes from a family of public service. Dennert is the grandson of former state legislator H. Paul Dennert, who served 20 years; his father, Dana, is the Chair of the Brown-Marshall Soil Conservation District; and his mother Nancy, has been an active volunteer citizen lobbyist since 2010.

Dennert first entered public service at the age of 17, where he served as a page in the State Legislature; by 19, he was a Legislative Aid in Pierre; and has served as the Secretary for the Brown County Republican Party. This is all in addition to his community service volunteering for the Brown County Fair, 4-H, and visiting with our elderly, as well as various other activities.

Now, Representative Dennert is the youngest-ever elected legislator on record in South Dakota, being duly elected on November 8, 2016 at the age of 21, after the age requirement was dropped from 25 to 21 in 1998.

After Representative Dennert’s first session in Pierre, he married the love of his life, Ashton Bjur in the summer of 2017. Since, they have purchased their first home together and welcomed their son Tracy James on August 26th, 2019.

Drew and Ashton are both active in the community and are proud to serve the people of South Dakota!