Finck declares candidacy for District 19 State Senate
TRIPP, SD– Tripp native Caleb Finck announced today that he will run for State Senate in South Dakota’s 19th District. Finck is currently South Dakota State University as student body president, and recently served as a legislative intern with the South Dakota House of Representatives.
Petitions for his senate campaign were taken out on Monday, and Finck plans to share his campaign platform with voters on a one-on-one basis as he gathers signatures.
The maintenance of a strong education system in South Dakota will be a priority in Finck’s campaign. “I want our state’s education system to be vibrant and competitive,” Finck said. “The taxpayers of District 19, and the state at large, will know that if they send me to Pierre, they will have an advocate for an education system that promotes growth and opportunity.”
Finck, who grew up on a farm six miles south of Tripp, will return to the family farm upon his graduation from SDSU in May, where he will be awarded a degree in Agricultural Leadership. Finck also plans on furthering his education with an online masters in Community Development.
“I am a strong supporter of new technology and precision in farming, and I want to be a solid voice for agriculture in South Dakota,” he said. During his campaign, Finck will emphasize the pivotal role that education plays in the state’s economic development.
Finck’s rural roots guided him to select community development as his area of graduate study, and intends to put the knowledge acquired in that program to use by promoting economic growth in rural South Dakota.
“When I was a kid I heard the phrase, ‘We are only as strong as our smallest community,” Finck said. “We need to do everything we can to keep our small towns strong and continue to make them stronger.”
An active member of the South Dakota College Republicans and a volunteer for numerous statewide political campaigns, Finck is excited to begin his own campaign in District 19.
“I am absolutely ready to put in the hard work necessary to earn this seat,” Finck stated. “As I continue to meet the people of District 19, I am encouraged by my decision to pursue this path of public service, and I look forward to building a relationship with them throughout this campaign.”
Just a note from the Editor –
If you want to support Caleb in his race for District 19 State Senate, feel free to send a donation to:
Caleb Finck for State Senate
29248 410th Ave
Tripp, SD 57376
Oh, and lest I forget – GO JACKS!!