Elli Schwiesow officially pulls the trigger on the District 32 Senate race.

From today's Rapid City Journal:
Elli Schwiesow of Rapid City has announced her candidacy for South Dakota Senate, District 32. In her campaign announcement, Schwiesow quoted Ronald Reagan, stating that, like him, she is "an ordinary citizen with a deep-seated belief that much of what troubles us has been brought about by politicians, and it's high time that more ordinary citizens brought the fresh air of common-sense thinking to bear on these problems.

"My campaign is about ideas, honest, common sense, conservative, ethical and compassionate ideas," she said. "I am a conservative Republican. I embrace the principle of lower taxes and less government."

Schwiesow said, "I believe it is possible to improve education by directing more of the existing education dollars into the classroom. If we move from 58.6 percent of our dollars going directly into the classroom to 65 percent, we will put an additional $54 million a year into South Dakota's classrooms, all without a tax increase. "
Read it all here from the Vice-Chairman of the South Dakota Republican Party. Elli - congratulations on making it official and best of luck from the SDWC!!

Comments

Anonymous said…
Schwiesow is already talking like a typical politicition. I embrace the principle of….less government." As long as that means I can still ban gay unions and abortion.

"I believe it is possible to improve education by directing more of the existing education dollars into the classroom. If we move from 58.6 percent of our dollars going directly into the classroom to 65 percent, we will put an additional $54 million a year into South Dakota's classrooms, all without a tax increase. "

What the hell does that mean? Since when is it the State Legislators place to micro-manage the local school’s budget. This woman doesn’t understand the very basics of state government.
Anonymous said…
If we allow gay marriages, it will create more government. More social security benefits for the "survivors". This is the cost of government those of us who don't engage in destructive behavior do not need. It is better spent educating and nurturing our children to make to be whole people who make correct choices.

I think Elli's idea is one to be explored. We need people who actually think of saving money in the legislature. The legislature and the second floor already have enough people devoted to creating new revenue sources and spending our money.
Anonymous said…
ref annon #1;
Even if she is tallking like a "typical politician". Are you actually defending adelstein ?
how would you describe how adelstein talks ?
She may have a fault or weakness or 2 but she will be a breath of fresh air compared to adelstein.
Nonnie said…
Too bad I can't vote for Schwiesow. Maybe I'll move to her district! I love her idea of putting more money into classrooms. Consolidate administration and the attendant high salaries and benefits among districts - what a wonderful and novel idea! Of course, the education community wouldn't like it because would be less high paying jobs for them. But....

Good luck to her. Hopefully she can prove that politics can't be bought in her district.
Anonymous said…
“If we allow gay marriages, it will create more government. More social security benefits for the "survivors".”

Congratulations. You have officially found the worst argument ever for being against gay marriage. “Let the queers pay for my benefits but I don’t want to give them any money.”

Since when has discrimination been acceptable if it is cost-effective?
Anonymous said…
District 32 needs a sensible Senator. Go Elli, Go!
Bob Ellis said…
One of government's few legitimate roles is in protecting the foundations of good order and civilization. One of the key building blocks of both is the family. Elli is committed to protecting families from erosion and from counterfeits.

Funny how liberals are all for more government when it involves taking money out of the pockets of law-abiding and responsible citizens and putting it in someone elses pockets, but against government when it comes to protecting the innocent or preserving good order.
Anonymous said…
Stan is in big trouble. His continual overreach is upsetting a lot of people. I heard that he is now bankrolling Tom Hennies' campaign for City Council. Has anyone else heard that?
mhs said…
Since this is a campaign blog, this question: why would she cast herself as a typical citizen? She's a long-time political activist, has run before, etc.

To me, this is a bad way to start a campaign. Right out of the gate, she's both pandering to undecideds while disavowing her base. She's clearly trying to contrast herself with Adelstein's wealth and business interests, but, was this a good way to do it?
Anonymous said…
God bless you, Elli. I am so proud of you. It's time to send Stan Adelstein to retirement! Go, fight, win!
SDEdBeat said…
Uh Oh, she's running on the 65% platform. That pigeon holes here as an ultra right-winger.

I have a new blog that talks about education issues in South Dakota. www.sdedbeat.blogspot.com.

It's a horrible platform to run on. She can't explain it when they ask her questions. It has no rational argument for it.
Anonymous said…
sdedbeat:

I think you will be in for an education this primary season. There is plenty of room for education efficiencies. There are rational explanations and next legislative session you'll have a state senator who can explain them to you.
SDEdBeat said…
I'm sure someone can come up with reasons to do this - but you won't find one that is going to say that its good for education. It's over simplified... for more, read up on www.sdedbeat.blogspot.com

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