District 19 House race to have five Republicans running for two seats

SALEM, S.D.(WNAX)- The District 19 House race has five republican candidates competing for the two slots that will move from the primary to the general election ballot in November.

Drew Peterson of Salem says he wants to keep a farmer in the legislature.

Peterson says he has a number of issues in mind.

Peterson says he wants to see housing improved in the small towns in the district.

Jessica Bahmuller of Alexandria is one of the five running

Bahmuller says she has been working with millions of dollars passed down from the federal government.

District 19 has new boundaries following the redistricting process. Bahmuller says that shouldn’t be an issue in her campaigning.

Michael Boyle is a Baptist pastor from Parkston and says he is running on his values…..(NEWS11)(world view)(:27)

Boyle says he wants to defend peoples natural rights.

Boyle says he also favors cutting government spending.

Roger Hofer of Bridgewater is running on a specific issue.

Hofer says both volunteer and paid ambulance services are barely hanging on.

Hofer says he isn’t getting much help from state government.

Representative Caleb Finck of Tripp is serving his second term in the House from District 21. Due to redistricting, he now will be in District 19, facing a five way republican primary next month.

He says that is a new situation for him.

Finck says he has focused on county and rural roads.

Finck says he has also been active on the Ag Committee.