Democrat Jay Williams will challenge Republican John Thune for his U.S. Senate seat. Straight from South Dakota Democratic Party HQ:
“My family and I moved back to South Dakota for the quality of the schools and the sense of community. I’m afraid our young people and those considering a move to South Dakota wouldn’t make the same choice to raise a family in our great state today. We need a Senator focused on the priorities that matter to South Dakotans,” U.S. Senate candidate Jay Williams said.”We are excited that Jay has entered the race. He brings a wide range of experience that positions him to be a strong voice for South Dakota,” said South Dakota Democratic Party Chair Ann Tornberg. Born in Gettysburg, South Dakota, Williams has a bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Madison-Wisconsin and has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. He has served in the Navy, Peace Corp and mostly recently a term on the Yankton school board. He has been a small business owner in Yankton since 1987.
To learn more info about Jay and his campaign, please visit www.jaywilliams2016.com [SDDP, press release, 2016.02.19].
Williams thus proves wrong a year of wishful conservative prognostication that Democrats would repeat the error of letting legacy-less John Thune win re-election without challenge. Now Williams faces the challenge of proving that a Democrat can effectively hold John Thune accountable for his record of failure and partisan obstruction in Washington.