Driving Our Own Future

As a young farm girl in North Dakota, I was very shy and spent a lot of time watching others and soaking in the world around me. I enjoyed dreaming about my future. As time went on, I found that my desire to help others overcame my shyness and I've always tried to be an involved leader. Bringing people together to identify problems and offer up solutions is what I enjoy most. We must drive our own future, and since things are not working very well right now, we must work hard to do so.

I am here to listen, observe and to help move us forward. It is my belief that a strong educational system is priority one and must be the impetus for all else. Without this, it is very difficult to create the new opportunities and the new economies that we must. Preserving the status quo, and hoping that our economy will bounce back will not work. We must join together, express our ideas, and invest in solutions that will create our future. It is my belief that we can do anything we put our minds to.

As a person that is very protective of others, I will speak out, and offer a strong voice for you. With my past and current leadership experience in many civic and non-profit organizations, I have a great respect for other's opinions, and know how to create working compromise.

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As your Senator, I will continue to help drive change for this state so we can rebuild our economy through investment of human capital, education and creating self-sustainable industries. My service has been and always will be about investing in the citizens of South Dakota, especially our young people, and breaking down barriers to their success.

I am grateful for being able to serve you as your senator, and ask for your support as the 2010 campaign progresses. Please volunteer to go door to door, hold an event, and donate to the campaign. I am thankful for any help you are able to give.

If you have concerns or ideas, please call me at 692-8547, my cell 695-1996. or email me at [email protected].

SD District 7 State Senator
Pamela Merchant

[email protected]
605-692-8547 Home (Brookings)
605-695-1996 Cell (Pierre)

Paid for approved by Merchant for Senate, Ryan Howlett, Treasurer | PO Box 763 | Brookings, SD 57006