Russell Graeff running for Senate seat in District 19

SCOTLAND, S.D.(WNAX)- Russell Graeff of Scotland jumped into the District 19 Senate race at the late filing deadline, running as a democrat.

He says he wants voters to have a choice.

Graeff says there are some local issues that need attention.

Graeff says while he knows his chances of winning are slim, he wants to talk about the two ballot issues.

Graeff faces incumbent republican Senator Kyle Schoenfish (shane-fish) of Scotland. Graeff also ran for a state Senate seat in 2016.