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Drew Peterson
for House

Running for Re-Election to Serve District 19

"Thank you for allowing me to represent you and our future generations as a commonsense conservative. I believe in leadership through action—based on my conservative Republican principles—and always putting District 19 first.” - Drew


Early vote at your local courthouse

Must be registered to vote before may 20th

This can be done at your courthouse, DMV or fill out the fillable form and mail it to the SOS office

Request an
absentee ballot


Drew has been a strong voice for the things that matter most to the citizens of District 19. He helped pass South Dakota’s largest tax cut but ensured the burden was not shifted to property tax, increase teacher pay, and expand E15 fuel access and reduce fuel costs for all South Dakotans.

Drew has served the last two years in the Legislature on the House Transportation, Agriculture & Natural Resources, and Government Operations & Audit Committees. He is the current Chair of the Property Tax Assessment summer study committee, ensuring our schools are well-funded while protecting the property taxpayers' pocketbooks.


Drew Peterson:
A Strong Voice with
Boots on the Ground Experience

Drew has been married to his wife Lauren for nearly six years and welcomed their son Michael in 2023. He has strong family ties in the community and firmly believes South Dakota is the best place in the world to live.


Pro Life, Pro Family &
Pro South Dakota

Drew has been married to his wife Lauren for nearly four years, has strong family ties in the community and firmly believes South Dakota is the best place in the world to live.

Education & Work Experience

Drew earned a degree in finance and minor in political science from the University of South Dakota. His political experience began with being elected Governor of Boys State in high school and serving as the President of the USD Student Republicans. He worked on Rounds/Daugaard campaign in 2006 and on his brother Kent’s campaign for the House in District 19.

Today, Drew is a diversified ag producer with both livestock and crops on his operation. He knows what it’s like to pay a mortgage and grow a business from scratch and is well aware of the issues that today’s ag producers face. With only 12 out of 105 legislators in Pierre as ag producers and agriculture still as South Dakota’s biggest industry, he believes it’s important that working farmers like himself have a voice in the legislature.


Accomplishments & Issues

Drew is a strong voice for the things that matter most to the citizens of District 19. His top priorities are advocating for agriculture and small town economic development and providing accessible housing for all communities.

Experienced & Familiar

I In addition to serving in the Legislature, Drew is the Vice President of the Board for the South Dakota Soybean Association. He also serves on the Board of the Southeastern Council of Governments (SCEOG), South Dakota Ag. Foundation, and is chair of the Property Tax Assessment summer study committee.

Strong &

Drew believes in low taxes, local control, and limited government, avoiding government mandates and regulations. His experience as a Legislator and chair of the Property Tax Assessment summer study committee allows him to advocate for these beliefs.

Lifelong South Dakotan

Being a working farmer, property taxpayer, and new parent provides Drew with a unique skillset and perspective. Being a great listener with relationships in communities throughout the district and a lifelong resident of the area makes him well-suited to represent District 19’s needs.

Storm Recovery Resources

FSA/USDA Office Support

There are programs available for livestock loss (LIP) and cleanup/debris removal assistance (ECP). We are working to try to unlock more assistance where it is available. Disaster declarations are being worked on that may further unlock assistance.

FSA County Office

South Dakota Dept of Ag
and Natural Resources

SD Center for Farm and Ranch Management

Specializes in working through challenging situations like these as well as regular farm management. Call Lori Tonak at (605) 680-0403 or visit the website.

Farm and Rural
Stress Hotline

Can help direct you to the resources you need to work through your situation. Call 1 (800) 691-4336.


People turn to 2 1 1 for information and support – whether financial, family, health, or disaster-related. The call or text is free and confidential.

Additional Resources

Your insurance agent and adjuster

Be patient in the process. There’s a lot we will learn in the coming weeks. If something doesn’t seem right, let your agent know right away.

Your banker

Talk more, not less.

Drew Peterson

You can call me at (605) 530-6248 and I can try to help you find resources or just be someone to listen.


Tell the Story

We all need to tell the story of this storm. Reach out to our Congressional delegation and Governor and tell them what happened on your farms, homes, and businesses and the issues you are facing as you work to recover and keep things moving forward.

  • Governor Kristi Noem: (605) 773-3212
  • Senator John Thune: (605) 334-9596
  • Senator Mike Rounds: (605) 336-0486
  • Congressman Dusty Johnson: (202) 225-2801
Skeletal remains of peaked roof on house hit by tornado


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