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Wismer Announces Susy Blake as Running Mate
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Susan Wismer (D-Britton) today announced Susy Blake, a former state legislator and nurse, as her lieutenant governor running mate.
“As a former legislator, mother, wife, nurse, and activist Susy Blake’s background is rooted in South Dakota,” said Rep. Susan Wismer. “Her commitment to community, her constituents and for working families is something I've always admired. She epitomizes all that is great about South Dakota and is committed to fighting for our state's future.”
Susy Blake represented District 13 in Sioux Falls from 2008-2012, choosing not to run for re-election in 2012. She and her husband Jerry raised their three sons in Sioux Falls, all three graduating from Lincoln High School. Blake has tirelessly served on many boards in Sioux Falls and across the state.
“It was an honor to be asked to join Susan for this historic campaign, and now it is my pleasure to join this campaign and stand with Susan to advocate for all of the people of South Dakota,” said Susy Blake.
This campaign is about prioritizing people over politics. It’s time for our schools, our parents and grandparents, and our families to have an advocate in Pierre. Raising the minimum wage, funding education, and expanding Medicaid are top priorities for South Dakotans, and they are top priorities for this campaign.
“Susy Blake has been a champion, both in and out of the legislature, for many of the issues I too support,” said Wismer. “Susy’s drive to be an advocate for those who aren’t being represented in Pierre under this administration made her an excellent choice for Lt. Governor.”