Education & Experience

Spearfish High School

Growing up poor taught me perseverance, self-sacrifice, motivation and empathy. I am who I am because I had to struggle. Having experienced hardship in childhood, means that as an adult I understand that the circumstances people are born into are never the sum of who they are or what they’re worth. Reserve judgement and look inside yourself to realize your own strength and uniqueness.


Professional Land Surveyor of 42 years and business owner of 28 years.

Political Experience

One-term South Dakota State Senator-District 31
Two-term Lawrence County Commissioner

Elected Boards

Vice Chair Senate Ag and Natural Resources
Senate Retirement Laws
Senate State Affairs
Senate Local Government
Black Hills Council of Local Governments-Chairman
Black Hills District of County Commissioners and Elected Officials-Chairman
Western Interstate Region of National Association of Counties
Design Professionals Coalition Board of Directors
Spearfish Rural Fire District-Charter Board Member
Historic Homestake Opera House Board of Directors
South Dakota Association of County Commissioners Executive Board

Board Appointments

Black Hills Regional Multiple Use Coalition
Lawrence County Natural Resource Committee
Spearfish Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors
Lead Deadwood Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors
Lawrence County Public Defender Board
Lawrence County Invasive Species Board
Spearfish Parks, Recreation & Forestry Board
Lawrence County Airport Board

Professional Affiliations

Registered Land Surveyor South Dakota
Professional Land Surveyor, North Dakota and Colorado
South Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors
National Society of Professional Surveyors

Charity and Volunteer

Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation-VP

Randy with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.