Proven Leadership

Jessica serves as the Vice-Chair of Senate Transportation, the Vice-Chair of Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, and was selected for the State Legislative Leadership Emerging Leaders Program in July of 2021 and the National Conference of State Legislatures Emerging Leader Program in December of 2021. Jessica is a graduate of Leadership South Dakota 2020 and Leadership Rapid City 2016. Jessica was awarded SD CEO's Enterprising Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 and the Small Business Adminstration's South Dakota Woman Owned Business of the Year 2018.

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I recently embarked on a three-day journey to Virginia as part of the National Conference of State Legislatures Emerging Leadership Program. As one of the forty-four legislators selected nationwide, it was an unbelievable opportunity to study communication, successful whip strategies, and servant leadership...

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I have a magic wand. Anyone who has visited my office can find out a lot about me- places I’ve visited, friends and family closest to me, phrases I find inspirational, fairly typical office embellishments. However, one item that may seem unusual is a sparkly, delicately ribboned, pink magic wand...

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Jessica has been a mentor and leader in South Dakota for the past fifteen years. She's happy to visit with groups and provide resources for those looking for information on politics, small business, and leadership in South Dakota.

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