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Basel to run for S.D. District 29 House seat

Tammy Basel announced that she is running for the South Dakota House of Representatives to represent District 29. District 29 encompasses all of Meade County, Ellsworth Air Force Base, and the cities of Piedmont, Sturgis, Union Center, Nisland, Sommerset, Newell, Vale, Faith and parts of Black Hawk and Box Elder.

Tammy will be a strong voice for agriculture and the livestock industry, the unique needs of rural school districts, and pledges to keep an open dialogue with the communities that she hopes to represent. What happens on her ranch is a small but integral part of the number one industry in our state. She wants to share her passion through being involved in the legislative process, to represent our area with active representation.

The family ranch includes her husband Dallis and her son Ryan LaMont and his wife Shilo, and their three children. Tammy also has a son Marshall LaMont that lives in Hot Springs and works summers for the state as a wild land firefighter.

Tammy a fourth generation sheep and cattle rancher stated, "I feel I'm qualified to serve as I have worked with a number of ag groups on legislation to improve laws within our state. Having testified before these groups helps me know the importance of local input on issues. Through years of service, I've worked to bring about change in a number of important areas. I'm not afraid to address important issues with people who can make changes. I believe in standing up for issues that are critical but, know that sometimes there is a time for compromise."

"I like to be involved in many facets of agriculture. From the board room at our local cooperative to the halls of Washington, D.C., I've learned how to make my voice heard."

Tammy is committed to representing the people of district 29 and encourages voters to contact her with questions and ideas. Tammy can be reached on her home phone at 605-985-5205 or via email at tammybasel@gmail.com.

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