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Fred Deutsch's Biography

Office:

Contact Information

Capitol Building, 3rd Floor
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

16452 449th Avenue
Florence, SD 57235

Full Name:

Fred Deutsch

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Kathleen; 4 Children

Home City:

Florence, SD

Religion:

Catholic

DC, Northwestrn Chiropractic, 1983

BA, Kalamazoo College, 1979

Representative, South Dakota State House of Representatives, District 4, 2014-2017, 2019-present

Candidate, South Dakota State House of Representatives, District 4, 2012, 2018, 2020

Former Member, Commerce and Energy Committee, South Dakota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Education Committee, South Dakota State House of Representatives

Chiropractor, Deutsch Chiropractic, present

President, South Dakota Right to Life Board, present

Former Member and President, Boys and Girls Club

Leader, Boy Scouts of America

Member, Lake Area Tech Foundation

Member, United Way Board

Former Member and President, Watertown School Board, 2004-2013

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

I'm the son of a Holocaust survivor. Following WWII, Dad immigrated to the United States, married an American woman and spent his life working as a laborer. Dad had little more than a sixth grade education when he was taken to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. He was never able to go back to school, but growing up he taught me important lessons including the value and dignity of work. His mantra to me as a child was, "I want a better life for you." I continue to hear that refrain in my head today, and it's the main reason why I am running for the South Dakota State Legislature: Simply put, I want a better life for every South Dakotan, and for all our children.

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