Recently, some households in Rapid City received a mailer intended to help my campaign. The mailer was not authorized by me or sent by my campaign. There is no "paid for by" disclosure on the mailer, so it is not clear who paid for this piece. I am proud of my campaign, which has focused on my involvement in the community, my work ethic, and my support of public schools.
Our district needs leaders who will relentlessly focus on the issues that matter most:
Updating our existing schools so they are safe and conducive to learning;
Helping all students succeed, regardless of their social or economic background;
Ensuring that teachers and support staff feel supported and appreciated.
SCHOOLS ARE OUR GREATEST INVESTMENT
Christine was born and raised in Rapid City. She graduated from Georgetown University with a BSLA in French and English, then the University of South Dakota as a doctor of physical therapy in 2008. She has worked at LifeScape as a PT since 2008. She and her husband, Hans, own Dakota Angler and Outfitter. They have two daughters, ages 5 and 13, one who attends RCAS and another who will be a student in the district this fall.
“This district has the talent and potential to be the best school district in the region. But it needs a school board that believes in the power and promise of public education above all else. We can’t let ourselves get distracted by politics and hot-button issues. Our first commitment should be to our children. The biggest issue is making sure our kids graduate with the skills they need to be successful and responsible adults who can help our community thrive.”