Sioux Falls School Board President Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Sioux Falls School Board President Kent Alberty announced Tuesday his intention to seek election to the South Dakota State Senate representing District 12. The life-long Sioux Falls resident has filed petitions to run as a member of the Democratic Party.

Alberty, 58, is a successful small business owner and has devoted more than two decades to community and public service. He said he will provide the independent, common-sense voice the citizens of District 12 deserve.

“I’m committed to the people of District 12 – to my friends and neighbors who believe they aren’t being represented in Pierre,” Alberty said. “I will lean on my experiences in education, economic development and community service to fight for South Dakotans.”

Alberty and his wife, Luanne, have been married for 37 years. Together, they own and operate Employment Edge Staffing and Business Services, a small business they started in 2005. They have raised three children from their home in Sioux Falls.

Alberty was elected to the Sioux Falls School Board in 2007 and has served three years as school board president. He also devoted more than 20 years to service on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Care Hospital and School and dedicated much of his free time to organizations that support area youth. His passion for education and commitment to advocating for children continues to drive his desire for public service.

“There’s nothing more important to South Dakotans than making sure every child has the opportunity to succeed,” Alberty said. “I’ve made that a focus of my life, and that will continue to be my focus in the South Dakota Senate.”


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  • Sherree Robbins Mongrain

    An excellent choice for SD…principled, focused, and still has a sense of humor! Just what our government needs. I would certainly vote for Kent Alberty if I was a South Dakota voter.

  • sdfarmer

    I hope he get a win an a Republican leaning state. One party system corrupt in this state.