Today, Milbank City Administrator Jason Kettwig announced his candidacy for the District 4 House race as a Republican.
Kettwig noted “I have been a Milbank resident for the since 2003. I have owned TJ since July of 2003. I have been the cut administrator since June of 2005. I have been in the military for the past 21 years. I spent 4 years on active duty and the remainder of the time has been spent in the South Dakota national guard. I have deployed twice once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. I am currently the battalion commander for the 139th Brigade Support Battalion in Brookings SD.”
“I am running for the District 4 house seat because I feel I bring a unique amount of experience to the job. With my experience in local government I feel that I can bring a real world perspective to Pierre that benefit the small communities in district 4. I love and appreciate the small town way of life and will work to ensure that the small communities have a voice in Pierre.”
When asked how it would affect his position with the City of Milbank, Kettwig noted, “If elected there will be an adjustment period for the city of Milbank however every business or employer that sends a representative to Pierre has a similar adjustment period. It is the nature of our representative form of government. I will still be available to the citizens of Milbank during the legislative session.”