Representative Fred Romkema, District 31   - It is a privilege to serve you in Pierre!

Legislative Session

Republican Representative
Fred Romkema

What are three of the most important issues facing District 31?
Balanced Budget that meets the needs of D31 residents--In 2011 the legislature formulated and passed the first balanced budget in seven (7) years--without using reserve funds or raising taxes. As a member of the Joint Appropriations Committee for several years, I have supported these efforts and will continue to do so in the 2016 Legislative Session.  

Education--We are fortunate to have Black Hills State University and two exceptional K-12 school systems in our District.  According to the 2007 State New Economy Index, states that invest in higher education, are in close proximity to federal laboratories, and foster above-average levels of entrepreneurship will stand the greatest chance of succeeding in the New Economy.  

Economic Growth and Small Business Development--Two of the bright spots in our economic future are the SURF (Sanford Underground Research Facility) in Lead as well as entrepreneurial ventures/small businesses in our region.  Entrepreneurs must have access to capital to start, sustain, and grow their businesses as well as a trained workforce.