KATIE ZERR: They need to know what you want


Our nation and state are facing important issues that will impact our lives for many generations. We need to be a part of that process.

With a presidential election on the horizon and country still in the grips of an economic crisis, residents need to let their voices be heard.

With the Congress at a virtual standstill because of party line bickering, it is more important than ever to let them know their constituents are unhappy with their work.

On the state level, laws are being debated that concern the daily lives of South Dakotans.

There are common sense bills that need to be passed in order for our laws to keep with technology and frivolous legislation that is geared toward the special interest groups and may not be in the best interest of South Dakotans.

We need to know how our representatives vote and let them know how we expect them to represent us.

Issues such as spending on education, prosecution limits on some rape cases, immunity to underage drinkers in times of emergencies and a ban on texting and driving are a few hot button issues in Pierre.

Following is the contact information for our Congressional delegation and for the District 23 representatives.

It is published for your convenience in hopes that you will contact those who are your voice in national and state issues.

• Sen. Tim Johnson

United States Senate

136 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: (202) 224-5842

Fax: (202) 228-5765

E-mail address (access from website)


Web site: http://johnson.senate.gov

Aberdeen Office:

320 S. First St., Suite 103

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: (605) 226-3440

Agri-hotline (800) 819-0788

Fax: (605) 226-2439

• Sen. John Thune

United States Senate

493 Russell Senate Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: (202) 224-2321

Toll Free: (866) 850-3855

Fax: (202) 228-5429

Website: http://thune.senate.gov

Email: Access an email form

through his website

Aberdeen Office:

320 South First Street

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: (605) 225-8823

•Rep. Kristi Noem

United States House of Representatives

226 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-4101



Homepage: http://noem.house.gov/

District Offices 2310 West 41st Street, Suite 101

Sioux Falls, SD 57105


FAX: 605-367-8373

Here’s how to contact your District 23 (Walworth, Campbell, Potter, Edmunds, Faulk and Hyde counties) state legislators:

• Sen. Corey Brown

Capitol Address:

500 East Capitol,

Pierre, SD 57501

Capitol Phone: (605) 773-3821

Home Address:

316 South Potter Street

Gettysburg, S.D. 57442

Home Phone: (605) 769-0540

Work Phone: (605) 769-0540

email: coreyWbrown@gmail.com

• Rep. Charlie Hoffman

Capitol Address:

500 East Capitol

Pierre, S.D. 57501

Capitol Phone: (605) 773-3851

Home Address:

P.O. Box 832

Eureka, S.D. 57437-5302

Home Phone: (605) 577-6530

Cell Phone: (605) 216-0027

email: hmanangus@valleytel.net

• Rep. Justin Cronin

Capitol Address:

500 East Capitol

Pierre, S.D. 57501

Capitol Phone: (605) 773-3851

Home Address:

P.O. Box 42

Gettysburg, S.D. 57442

Phone: (605) 769-1017

Business Phone: (605) 765-9110

Email-justinRcronin@gmail.com or rep.cronin@state.sd.us

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