March and April certainly flew by. First of all, early voting is in full swing and this election year I do not have a race in the primary or the general. I appreciate the opportunity to serve my home District of 35 for two more years. The 2022 legislative session came to a speedy conclusion in March with four of my pieces of legislation being signed into law. In April I spoke at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development conference in Sioux Falls, was the featured guest speaker at the Air Force Sergeants Association awards banquet, visited with new legislative candidates east and west river, and welcomed Visit Rapid City‘s new CEO Brook Kaufman. I attended an Elevate Rapid City Mixer at Property Meld, heard from candidates for school board and city council at Pennington County Republican Women, attended Black Hills Forum and Press Club and Elevate Rapid City‘s Aspire Summit, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology naming ceremony for the Mineral Industries Building and the Rapid City Prayer Breakfast. In addition to the events, there are always emails, phone calls, and smaller meetings discussing what is going on in South Dakota. I was also appointed to the South Dakota Interagency Coordinating Council and selected for the Study Committee on Property Tax Structure and Tax Burden. The primaries have everyone fired up and I encourage you to get out and vote!