About Our Candidate

Responsible

Effective

Leadership

Who is Lilias Jarding?

OUR CANDIDATE HAS A LONG HISTORY OF BUILDING COALITIONS TO GET THINGS DONE, AND

  • LONG-TERM INVOLVEMENT IN LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
  • TEACHER, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY AND OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE, 11 YEARS
  • PRESIDENT, CLEAN WATER ALLIANCE
  • DIRECTOR OF EVALUATION, THUNDER VALLEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • FORMERLY ON MANAGEMENT TEAM, YOUTH TREATMENT PROGRAM
  • PAST PRESIDENT, PUBLIC SCHOOLS FACILITIES COMMITTEE
  • FORMER POSITION AS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
  • SERVED ON COALITION FOR METHAMPHETAMINE AWARENESS
  • COORDINATED LAKE CLEAN-UP PROJECT
  • FORMER CITY CLERK/TREASURER


  • AWARDS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE, ENERGY CONSERVATION, RESEARCH, AND WRITING
  • BUSH LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP
  • COLORADO INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING


  • CAN HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
  • PRACTICAL REPRESENTATION

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • M.S. IN PUBLIC AND HUMAN SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Lilias Jarding is the Democratic candidate for the State House in District 33.

STRONG FAMILY WITH COMMUNITY TIES

  

Lilias and her husband Larry are homeowners, avid gardeners, and motorcycle enthusiasts.  Larry grew up on the family dairy farm in eastern South Dakota.  His family is now raising the 6th Generation on the farm. Larry is a custodian at an elementary school.  


Their family includes two grown children, daughter Lilias and son Tom, and daughter-in-law, Anna.  They also have two dogs.


For fun, Lilias’s family goes camping, hiking, and riding. She also enjoys weightlifting.