Trusting in South Dakota

Deb Peters

Welcome to! Hi, I am Deb Peters, the South Dakota State Senator for District 9.

I don't promise to vote for any bill on any issue until I've read it, considered the pros/cons and unintended consequences and decided it is the best strategy for legislating an issue. My vote is my careful decision that this is or is not the best way to proceed in legislating any issue important to South Dakotans. I don't buckle under pressure from the right or left, or from the executive branch, or from corporate interests. District 9 constituent interests have my full attention. As the chair of appropriations my focus is state spending so those issues rise to the top of my legislative priorities. This is a powerful position in state government, and I hope I've earned your vote again.

I have been the State Senator in District 9 for the past 6 years and previously, the State Representative for 6 years. I encourage you to browse my web site to find out a little bit more about me, my family and the work I have been doing since elected 12 short years ago.

It has been an honor to serve District 9 as their State Senator and State Representative for the past 12 years! I look forward to continuing my service in the future!

In the Senate, I currently serve as the Chair of the Appropriations Committee and member of the Government Operations & Audit Committee. Previously in the House, I served as Chair of Government Operations & Audit in addition to spending 4 years on the Appropriations Committee and 2 years on the Judiciary and Taxation Committees.

I have been extremely effective in utilizing my experience as a Certified Public Accountant to ensure the State of South Dakota is maximizing all our resources while balancing the budget and mandating that Government live within its means.

As you know, South Dakota is a GREAT place to live and raise a family. The main reason I want to continue serving in the South Dakota Legislature is to help ensure our incredible South Dakota way of life continues for our children through fiscally sound decisions, promoting and investing our education system and taking care of our families.