For the Next Generation
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 4 and 12.
Christine decided to jump into the political fray in 2017, when she was elected to the Rapid City School Board. "I work with kids, and I have two kids," Christine said. "I'm constantly thinking about how to best raise the next generation, and how to make our city and state even better for them."
A Word From the Candidate
I am a person to whom much has been given. I grew up in a house with two loving parents who could provide for my all of my basic needs and then some. I was naturally good in school and was lucky to have teachers who challenged me. I was able to attend college thanks to the generosity of my parents, and grad school thanks to loans and a strong social safety net.
But more importantly than ensuring my physical and intellectual growth, my parents and my teachers shaped my values. They taught me to live by the adage that "to whom much has been given, much will be required."
I did not serve on the school board for fun (although I did enjoy much of that service), and I'm not running for the House for my personal gain (although I do expect to learn a lot from the experience). I'm running because I love this community, and I love people, and I want everybody to have the chance to have as rich and fulfilling a life that I have.
Some people serve their community by volunteering to fill backpacks. Others drive their neighbors to appointments. Still others do it in small acts of kindness strewn throughout the day. My service is running for office and leading with compassion and intelligence. Thank you for your vote.