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Brainerd native Chris Studer running for state Senate in South Dakota

Brainerd native Chris Studer has announced his candidacy for a seat in the South Dakota state Senate and will be on the ballot Nov. 6.

Studer, 32, graduated from Brainerd High School (BHS) in 1997 where he played football and baseball for the Warriors and was inducted into the BHS athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. Studer now lives in Huron, S.D., and is currently the communications and marketing director at South Dakota Farmers Union, a nonprofit agriculture advocacy organization.

After graduating from BHS, Studer attended South Dakota State University (SDSU) on a baseball scholarship. He was the starting catcher at SDSU for four years. Studer graduated from SDSU with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in political science. Before accepting his position at Farmers Union, Studer worked for seven years as a news anchor and reporter for KSFY Television in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Chris and his wife Carrie, a 1996 graduate at BHS, have four children. Carrie is a stay-at-home mother and coordinator of the Huron Mothers of Preschoolers group. Chris is the son of Joe and Cheryl Studer of Brainerd. Carrie is the daughter of Linda and the late Fred Eiesland, also of Brainerd.

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