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SD State Legislators were given the opportunity to take a day-long training course from the Des Moines, IA, Fire Department. The training was informative and intense. Local temps at the time exceeded 100 degrees. My hat’s off to our local firefighter First Responders. [August 2017]

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SD State Legislators were given the opportunity to take a day-long training course from the Des Moines, IA, Fire Department. The training was informative and intense. Local temps at the time exceeded 100 degrees. Photo center: SD State Representative Kyle Schoenfish, R-District 19, Scotland, SD, in the tan fire gear. Photo right: SD State Representative David Johnson, R-District 33, Rapid City, SD, in the black fire gear. [August 2017]

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The prairie, the rain, the clouds, and the rainbows of northwestern SD. Photo taken by SD State Representative David Johnson on a flight home from camping in Idaho. [August 2016]

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The South Dakota State Capitol, looking east, from a Cessna airplane. We’re on our way home back to Rapid City, on “Veto Day,” March 27, 2017 (the last day of the 2017 Legislative Session). The pilot of the airplane for this flyover photo is SD State Representative David Johnson, R-District 33. The photographer is SD State Representative Sean McPherson, R-District 32.

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SD State Legislators were given the opportunity to take a day-long training course from the Des Moines, IA, Fire Department. The training was informative and intense. Local temps at the time exceeded 100 degrees. My hat’s off to our local firefighter First Responders. [August 2017]

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Representative David Johnson on the SD State House floor, holding his first grandchild: Jacob Hooten, 4 months old. Also with Rep. Johnson is his daughter, Krissa and son-in-law Justin.

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Mother’s Day, 2016. Representative Johnson with his mother, Cheera.

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South Dakota State Representative David Johnson Republican from District 33 flying to Pierre in his Cessna 172 Skyhawk.

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July 2017 – South Dakota State Representative Craig Tieszen (left), R-District 34, with State Representative David Johnson (right), R-District 33. Dave and Craig are the only two graduates at the Capitol who’ve graduated from the SD School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City (Craig in Chemical Engineering, ’71, and David in Computer Science, ‘83). In addition to their alumni status, they have family ties and have been friends for four decades.
November 2017 – “I lost my distinguished friend and mentor, Craig, in a terrible accident this month. My deepest sympathy goes out to Craig’s wife and family. It’s indescribable, the great loss that has occurred to everyone who knew him and to the entire state of South Dakota. Craig was the most classy, selfless public servant I’ll ever know. Craig, I’ll miss you terribly.” – Dave Johnson