Sen. Thune visits O'Gorman summer school class, Friday
It's not everyday you get to spend some time with a state leader. South Dakota Senator John Thune stopped by an O'Gorman High summer school class, Friday afternoon, to talk about everything government.
Many of the students said it was a really great, unique opportunity for them to hear from their representative discussing everything from hot topics, policies, procedures and Thune's day-to-day schedule
In an interview with KSFY News, Thune said to have a strong democracy you have to have active citizens. That includes young people having enough interest to get involved.
It's encouraging for him to see the students, their intrigue and hear their questions. Topics included student loans, NSA Surveillance and the Farm Bill.
"The one thing I'm always impressed with is the way young South Dakotans pay attention to the issues, the questions they ask. I want to continue encouraging them to stay on the issues and be a part of the process in our country," Senator John Thune said.
In response to the Farm Bill, Senator Thune wants it back on the drawing board in Washington, a new solution, get it into conference with the Senate and hopefully it passes to result in a multi-year re-authorization to guide the farmers of South Dakota.
He also wants to get back to talking about issues affecting the economy, and South Dakotans, like tax reform, energy development and federal spending.