Expanding Medicaid and fighting methamphetamine use will be key issues in her campaign for the District 30 state Senate seat, says Karla LaRive of Hot Springs.
The chairwoman of the Fall River County Democrats will challenge Republican Lance Russell, also of Hot Springs, in the Nov. 6 general election. The district includes parts of Pennington, Custer and Fall River counties.
LaRive has worked as president of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, director of the Y.O.U.R. Child Care Center and director of communications at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.
In a news release, she pledged to work to expand Medicaid and give law enforcement the tools needed to fight rising methamphetamine use.
“I want to be a new voice for District 30 for South Dakota’s future” LaRive said.
Russell defeated incumbent Bruce Rampelberg of Rapid City in the June 7 Republican primary election. Russell previously served the maximum number of terms in the state House of Representatives.