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Erin Healy

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Erin Healy
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 14th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2019
Serving with Taylor Rehfeldt
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceSioux Falls, South Dakota

Erin Healy (born April 22)[citation needed] is an American politician serving as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from the 14th district.

Career

2018 election season

In 2018, Healy ran for one of the two South Dakota House of Representative seats in District 14. She ran against the incumbents, retired veteran and community figure, Larry Zikmund[1] and retired teacher Tom Holmes[2] who were both running for re-election in the district. Also in the race was Democrat Valerie Loudenback vice-president and owner of Grand Prairie Foods.[3] On November 6, 2018 she won the seat with 25.5% of the vote along with Larry Zikmund getting re-elected with 26.5% of the vote.[4] Healy was one of 11 Democrats who were either re-elected or elected into the house and one of 19 women who were either re-elected or elected.[5]

2019–2020 legislative session

On January 5, 2019, Healy was sworn in at the South Dakota capitol building ahead of Governor Kristi Noem's inauguration. Her colleagues chose her as the party whip alongside Oren Lesmeister and on January 8, 2019, her first session as South Dakota 14th District Representative has started.[6] She served as the Vice-Chair for the Joint Committee on Reducing the Overall Use of Acute Mental Health Hospitalizations and also, she serves on the Education Committee and Health and Human Services Committees.[7] Healy prime sponsored four bills including HB 1011, SB 96, SB 97, SB 194.[8] She also co-sponsored thirty-eight bills, see them all here.

2020 election season

In the 2020 general election of November 3rd, 2020 Healy ran for re-election against Mike Huber who is a fellow Democrat. Also, Healy ran against nurse Taylor Rehfeldt and Tom Holmes who are Republicans. On the general election of November 3, 2020, full vote counts were not yet released. But at around 6 p.m. on November 4th, 2020 all election information for Minnehaha County was officiated by the South Dakota Secretary of State. Healy had gotten 26% of the vote in District 14 which re-elected her to the South Dakota House of Representatives alongside Taylor Rehfeldt with 28% of the votes.[9] Mike Huber and Tom Holmes did not get a high enough percentage of votes to be elected to the house. Healy was one of 23 ( up by 4 seats) women either re-elected or elected to the House and one of 8 Democrats (down 3 seats) re-elected or elected to the House.

2021 legislative season

Healy will serve as one of two representatives of South Dakota's 14th District alongside Taylor Rehfeldt starting in January of 2021.

References

  1. ^ "Home". Larry Zikmund for Senate. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Meet Tom". Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Valarie Loudenback". Linkedin. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "South Dakota House of Representatives District 14". Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "South Dakota Legislature". sdlegislature.gov. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  6. ^ "Women to have 'larger voice' in 2019 South Dakota Legislature". Argus Leader. Retrieved Mar 21, 2020.
  7. ^ Cory Allen, Heidelberger (November 19, 2018). "Dems Pick Erin Healy as House Minority Whip". Dakota Free Press. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  8. ^ "South Dakota Legislature". sdlegislature.gov. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  9. ^ "South Dakota Secretary of State". electionresults.sd.gov. Retrieved 2020-11-06.


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