Loving Family

Deb and Chris

I have been married to my husband, Chris, for over 19 years and we have 2 extremely busy boys.

Derick is a sophomore and Braden is a freshman at the West Central High School. Both are avid soccer players and runners. They also enjoy Chorus and Band.

We attend the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls where my husband and I have been members of the Stewardship Committees and Endowment Committees.

I am an active fundraiser for the Chiesman Foundation and Kids Voting since being elected into the Legislature 12 years ago. The Legislature helps the organization every year with a fundraiser during session where the House plays the Senate in a Basketball game. This year's fundraiser was a dodgeball tournament. The legislators contribute their own money and also solicit donations for the fundraising event.

Deb with family

When I am not playing taxi-cab driver for the boys and not working for the Legislature whether its in Pierre or Washington, DC; I am a Certified Public Accountant and own my own small business consulting company in Hartford, SD. I am a graduate of the University of South Dakota – “GO YOTES!” with a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration with a Major in Accounting.

My education, previous legislative experience and nearly 20 years of professional experience in the business community are helpful as I serve as Chair of the Appropriations Committee for the State Senate and Co-chair of the Joint Appropriations Committee.