Sauder announces bid for South Dakota District 4 House seat

February 15, 2022

Mike Tanner

BRYANT, S.D.–The former mayor of Bryant has announced her candidacy for a District Four seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives.

Stephanie Sauder is a Republican who taught in public schools for 30 years, and is now the publisher and editor of the Bryant Dakotan, a small town weekly newspaper.

“I’ve always loved South Dakota,” says Sauder. “It’s where my husband Jerry and I chose to raise our family and live our life because our roots were firmly planted here. We have been so blessed to grow up and live in a state that values the life and pursuits of not just our family, but every individual.”

“I was raised to be a servant leader. I was first involved in politics as a Page in the South Dakota Legislature and, after gaining a lifetime of experiences, I know I’m ready to return, this time as a State Representative. Given the opportunity to be a representative from District 4 who brings the voice of the people to the table in Pierre would be an honor for me. What matters to you matters to me. I believe South Dakota is the best state in the nation and I’m willing to do what I can to maintain that excellence and, like the 4-H motto says, to make the best better.” 

Sauder will be at area events and meeting constituents door to door prior to the June 7th primary election.

The current Representatives in House District Four are Republicans Fred Deutsch of Florence, and John Mills of Volga.