Leota M. Conroy Name: Leota M. Conroy
Family: Husband Joe; 5 children and 16 grandchildren.
Education: High school graduate and attended Creighton University.
Hobbies/Interests: My children, grandchildren, people in general, cooking, walking and music.
Why are you running for election to the State House of Representatives? South Dakota has been good to me and this will allow me to give something back.
What kind of state representative would you be? After running a small business for 20 years, I am now retired and can devote my full time and talent to serving South Dakotans. I will be a state representative who listens and will give 110 percent to our state.
What are the biggest challenges facing South Dakota? Low wages, low farm prices and funding for education.
If you could change something about South Dakota tomorrow, what would it be? Continue to improve farm prices, increase wages, promote economic development and funding for our state education system.
What is your number one goal, if elected? To make a better place for all South Dakotans to live.
General comment: I have been a resident of District 17 for 30 years. It is a great place to raise and educate our children. My biggest desire is to continue to make South Dakota an even better state to live in.