SIOUX FALLS – Congresswoman Kristi Noem declined an August 10th gubernatorial debate sponsored by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, School Administrators of South Dakota, and South Dakota Public Broadcasting focused on education issues in the 2018 gubernatorial election.
Senator Billie Sutton, who accepted the education debate invitation, values the importance of education from early childhood to life-long learners. His “Education for the Next Generation” plan outlines his priorities for our students and schools to ensure a brighter South Dakota economy for generations to come.
In response of the cancellation of the education-focused debate, Sutton plans to hold a “Back to School Town Hall” call to listen to concerns of parents and teachers as students prepare for school to start again.
Sutton’s emphasis on education as a key to our State’s future already has educators taking notice. A group of South Dakota teachers recently formed “Educators for Sutton” and are organizing support for Sutton among South Dakota teachers.
Billie Sutton is a rancher, financial professional at a small community bank, State Senator, former professional rodeo cowboy, fifth-generation South Dakotan, and candidate for Governor.