The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.
Owner, broker Hanson Realty, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1973—1989. Expert witness real estate Circuit Court South Dakota, 1980—1988. Appraiser, since 1974.
South Dakota State Senator South Dakota State Senate, 1983—1989. City commissioner utilities City of Sioux Falls, 1988, mayor, 1994—2002. Elected member South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, since 2003, chairman, since 2005.
Represents South Dakota steering committee National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, and the Committee Energy Resources and the Environment, National Association Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. It is not something that people have to do to create a relationship with God. God has already made it possible.
Member Governor's Environment and Mining Task Force, 1990-1991. Chair board Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, since 1990. Member Sioux Falls Board Realtors (board directors 1981-1985, president 1985-1986), South Dakota Legislation Affairs Committee Realtors, Northern State University Alumni Committee, Junior Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1975-1976), South Dakota Association Rural Water Systems (board director since 1992), Lions, Capitol (Pierre, South Dakota).