Clark will seek second term as District 17 representative Rep. Judy Clark announced that she is seeking a second term as District 17 state representative.
"My record during my first term shows that I have been an effective representative for my constituents. I would like to continue that service," said Clark. "I believe I can best serve the citizens of my district by taking advantage of the opportunity to move into a leadership position in the House and remain on the Appropriations Committee."
Clark considers education to be one of the most important issues of her campaign.
"If we have well educated citizens, we can move into the 21st century with the flexibility that can preserve our small towns, family farms and the outstanding quality of life as we have in this state," she said. "As an Appropriations committee member I'll continue to make funding for education a top priority."
Clark was formerly executive director of Vermillion United Way and now devotes her time to volunteer organizations such as Vermillion Beautiful, Inc., Clay County Historical Society, the Lewis and Clark Learning Center at W.H. Over Museum, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Big Friends, Little Friends, the Vermillion Planning Commission, Spirit Mound Trust and others.
Judy and her husband Dean live in a 1901 house in the historic district in Vermillion. They have four children: Dawn is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago; Dean Jr. works at a telecommunications firm in College Station, TX; Robert is a student at The University of South Dakota; and James is a graduating senior at Vermillion High School.
Clark was born in Baltimore, MD and earned a bachelor's degree in horticulture and historic preservation from the University of Maryland.