Theodore's World: South Dakota's Joel Dykstra For The U.S. Senate

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October 17, 2008

South Dakota's Joel Dykstra For The U.S. Senate

BS Business Management
Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK

Work Experience
International oil and gas exploration and production
Economic and new business development
Manufacturing/international supply chain development

Government Experience
School Board
South Dakota House of Representatives
Economic Development Organizations

Governor's Task Force
- Energy
- Health Care Reform

There are more Republican seats (23) in the U.S. Senate up for election than Democratic seats (12). Of the 12 Democratic seats only 3 are not considered very safe for the Democrats. Of the 3 safe seats only one, South Dakota has a strong conservative running in opposition. He is Joel Dykstra.

Running for Senate in 2008, Canton native Joel Dykstra is a proven leader in South Dakota. He has served South Dakotans in the State Legislature since 2002. In 2004, Joel was elected Assistant House Majority Leader, a position he still holds today. He also chairs the House Taxation Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the House State Affairs Committee.

State Rep. Dykstra is rated as a hard-core conservative and his opponent, Sen. Johnson is rated as a Moderate Liberal Populist on the website. Dykstra is pro-life and against same-sex unions, while his opponent is primarily pro-abortion and supports the homosexual agenda (hate crimes and against keeping marriage the exclusive domain of one man and one woman.)

Senator Johnson received national attention in late 2006, when he began suffering from severe health problems. The possibility arose that he might step down. That would have led to a Republican filling his Senate Seat and returned control of the Senate to the GOP. However, Johnson’s health has improved and he is currently serving his duties as Senator.

State Representative Joel Dykstra website

Joel's opponent, Tim Johnson has voted repeatedly against domestic drilling and effectively increased our dependence on foreign oil. Now he’s flip-flopped on the issue - not completely - but just enough to make it a talking point for their media blitz. Another example of too little, too late is the current crisis in the financial sector. Senator Johnson’s much highlighted senior role on the Senate Banking committee does not seem to have translated into his sponsoring any meaningful reform efforts. It seems to have been business as usual in Washington these past years with incumbents taking large PAC checks for their reelection campaigns while looking the other way when it came time to provide leadership and oversight. So, like it or not, American tax payers are now in the mortgage and insurance business.

Sort of makes you want new representation in Washington.

Wild Thing's comment.........

I am posting this for those that are able to support Joel Dykstra in their area and if you know anyone that lives in his area as well you can send them this post.

This Presidential election will take our country forward and keeping America the best it has always been or down a road of total socialism and worse.

All the races in this election are important and we need to try to get as many Republicans as we can elected to get back the majority in the Houses. Joel is a conservative and that makes him in my opinion the Grade A Republican we need. I have posted about others running in other States that we need to keep an eye on as well and pray they win for their State and for America.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 17, 2008 03:44 AM


this is how I see the election ending up-McCain/Palin get the electral college votes, Obama/Biden the popular vote (since the kids just love them!) and Obamanation sues the United States because he's not President.
It's the Electral votes that make who gets the Presidency.
The dummys will cry foul again and act like the bunch of losers they are.
Remember, we didn't have any of these financial messes until the dummys took over in 2006. Like they had it planned all along to ruin Bush and this nation and blame it on us ordinary every day Joe the plumbers! See? We can't handle our own lives, let us do it for you!

Posted by: Lynn at October 17, 2008 05:35 AM

The polls are looking bad for Republicans running for Congress. The polls have been wrong in the past, hopefully they are wrong now. Yes, we need every conservative we can get in Congress.

Posted by: TomR at October 17, 2008 08:35 AM

Lynn, thanks for your input on this.

I sure can see this happening......"Obamanation sues the United States because he's not President".... I heard last week, they are already sending something like 1,000 lawyers to Florida.


Posted by: Wild Thing at October 17, 2008 04:13 PM

Tom, your right they are. And some of them are sooooo huge, they have just got to win. Like the one to unseat Murtha and the one to unseat Kerry would be soooooo awesome if we got rid of those two and this Tim Johnson guy too. Ah heck all the dems poof be gone.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 17, 2008 04:18 PM