Jamie Smith announces Jennifer Keintz as running mate

Jennifer Keintz

Photo courtesy Jamie Smith for SD Governor Twitter.

PIERRE, S.D. — Representative Jamie Smith announced his pick for Lieutenant Governor Thursday.

Smith said he was thrilled to announce District 1 Rep. Jennifer Keintz as his running mate, and described her as an outstanding leader in South Dakota.

Keintz was elected to the South Dakota legislature in 2020 and serves on both the House Education Committee and the House Health and Human Services Committee where she devotes herself to improving rural education, teacher pay and access to healthcare.

Smith And Keintz

Photo courtesy Jamie Smith for SD Governor Twitter.

“I came to know Jamie as colleagues in the legislature, and have always been impressed with his common sense leadership and vision for the future of South Dakota,” Keintz said. ” I am excited to be a part of the team that puts South Dakotans first. It’s time to bring the focus back to the needs of all South Dakotans, and we are ready to deliver for them on day one.”

In response to Smith’s announcement, Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden said, “Jennifer Keintz and Jamie Smith want to bring Joe Biden’s America to South Dakota. Their liberal policies would crush South Dakota families, farmers, and businesses.”

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