Recap of District 23 Candidate Forum held Saturday

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- On Saturday afternoon the candidates running for the District 23 House & Senate seats held a forum at NSU.  The candidates for the Senate seat are the incumbent Bryan Breitling  & his challenger the Speaker of the SD House Spencer Gosch. The candidates for the House seats are Scott Moore, James Wangsness, Gregory Brooks, & Brandon Black(all Republicans).

The candidates did briefly addressed the CO2 pipeline issue.  The comments were similar to the ones made at the Candidate Forum held Monday in Leola.  You can check that story at this link.

Among the topics discussed Saturday were recreational marijuana & regional jails.

Senator Bryan Breitling expressed his views on recreational marijuana.

Speaker Spencer Gosch explains one of his concerns about recreational marijuana.

Scott Moore says he’s oppose because he feels this is too difficult to regulate.

James Wangsness said he will do what the voters decide on this issue in November.

Gregory Brooks discuss the issue of regulation.

Brandon Black was the only one of the six candidates who has express support of recreational marijuana.  he explains why.

All six legislators are in support of a regional jail being place in Aberdeen.  Each candidate gave their reasons.

Brandon Black:

Gregory Brooks:

James Wangsness:

Scott Moore who would like to see jails elsewhere in the region:

Speaker Gosch:

Senator Breitling:

The South Dakota Primary will talke place June 7th.  With no Democrats running for either seats, whoever win the Senate & the top two finishers in the House elections will likely be representing the district next year.  Early voting is going on now.