(Here’s the official announcement on Brookings Mayor Tim Reed running for the District 7 House seat being vacated by Scott Munsterman. – p)
TIM REED TO SEEK DISTRICT 7 HOUSE SEAT
Tim Reed announced today his intention to run for the South Dakota House of Representatives in Legislative District 7.
Reed currently serves as Mayor of Brookings. With 13 years of experience in city government, Tim is ready to advocate for the citizens of District 7 and affect policy at a state wide level for all the citizens of South Dakota.
Reed said, “I’m looking forward to the campaign and discussing the opportunities and issues facing South Dakota, its cities, and citizens”
During Tim’s tenure as Mayor of Brookings, the City and County came together to build a new Joint Government Building providing better service and saving the tax payer money. That cooperative attitude continued when the City, County, State, and South Dakota State University collaborated to attract Bel Brands to Brookings and the City and State then worked closely together to get 3M to expand in Brookings.
Reed added; “I plan to bring that cooperative approach to the legislature.”
Reed has been active with legislative issues as Mayor of Brookings, a member of the Brookings Chamber of Commence Government Affairs Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Municipal League.
Reed, a Republican, has 13 years experience in City Government. Tim served two terms as a Member of the City Council and is in his third term as Mayor. He is a graduate of SDSU with a degree in Commercial Economics. He worked at 3M in the Materials Control and Information Technology Departments. He then worked for i2 Technologies as a Consultant and was self-employed as a Supply Chain Consultant. Tim also served as the Development Director for the College of Engineering for the SDSU Foundation. He oversaw the college’s development operation during an extraordinarily prolific time that included the construction of three new buildings and the establishment of a new endowed professorship. Tim also serves as a district chair on the South Dakota Municipal League Board of Directors.