PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Republican Party announced that John Mills of rural Volga has been chosen by the District 4 Republicans to be on the ballot for State House this November. Mills joins Milbank resident Jason Kettwig as the second of two GOP candidates running for District 4 House. He replaces Representative Fred Deutsch who withdrew his candidacy last month.
“I was born, educated, married and have raised a family here in South Dakota. It would be an honor to represent District 4 in the South Dakota House of Representatives and work to preserve our heritage and freedoms.” John Mills said. “Campaigning is new territory for me, but I do look forward to meeting people and discussing the issues that matter to the voters in District 4.”
Jim Gilkerson, Chairman of the Brookings County Republicans, said “John is a well known conservative voice, a successful business owner, and a community role model”. “He is a servant leader who will represent the people of District 4 tremendously in Pierre,” said Gilkerson.
In addition to owning his own business, Mills has served as a board member on the Brookings Chamber of Commerce, Supervisor on the Brookings County Conservation District, and served as an Elder at Peace Lutheran Church in Brookings. He and his wife, Joy, have two married children and five grandchildren.