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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:26 am

PIERRE — Longtime Lawrence County Commissioner and Spearfish businessman Bob Ewing has announced his candidacy for District 31 South Dakota Senator Tuesday.

Ewing said he believes his experience as a county commissioner the past 10 years gives him some insight into the governmental process, and he hopes to do more for District 31 if elected.

As a business owner, he also knows the importance of fiscal responsibility.

“There are so many things going on in Lawrence County, I sometimes feel that our legislators kind of forget about us,” he said. “I would like to try and change that. I want to make a difference.”

While Ewing said he realizes he would have a lot to learn if elected to the state Senate, he is willing to spend the time to do his research.

Ewing is currently in the second year of his third four-year county commission term and serves as chairman. If elected to the Senate seat, he would be allowed to complete his commission term, he said on Tuesday.

He will face incumbent Senator Tom Nelson, R-Lead, in the June 5 primary election.

Rep. Chuck Turbiville, R-Deadwood is currently serving the final year of his fourth two-year term and is unable to run for re-election in 2012, as he is term-limited.

Friday, March 27 is the deadline to file nominating petitions for South Dakota House of Representatives or as a state Senator.

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  • free2b1956 posted at 1:08 pm on Thu, Jan 26, 2012.

    free2b1956 Posts: 42

    Every voter needs to contact their representative and put a stop to Joint House resolution 1004.
    Our Legislature is trying to pass longer term limits without asking for the opinion of their constituents. Here is a copy of the bill the which doubles the time for being a legislator........................... No person may serve more than six consecutive terms or a total of twelve consecutive years in the senate and more than six consecutive terms or a total of twelve consecutive years in the house of representatives. However, this restriction does not apply to partial terms to which a legislator may be appointed.the purposed,