Representative Jenna Haggar
By Jackelyn Severin
One of the newest lawmakers representing South Dakotans in Pierre this year is Jenna Haggar. Here is more on this young independent from Sioux Falls.
Representative Jenna Haggar is the only independent in the South Dakota legislature this year. She says being an independent gives her the ability to focus on the individual issues and needs of her constituents. Haggar says her main priorities are education, health and human services and creating a balanced budget that works for the people of South Dakota.
"We have to look at each individual thing very carefully and just make sure our dollars are being spent wisely. And we can do that in a positive light it doesn’t have to be a negative frustration because of downward economy," says Haggar, "How can we provide the best services for the people with the dollar amounts we have to work with."
Haggar says she will join the Republican caucus throughout the session.
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