About Al Novstrup


I am running for re-election to the South Dakota State Senate. I have served in the State Senate for six years.  I have served on the Appropriation, Taxation, Education, and Local Government Committees.

I am a fourth generation South Dakotan. Growing up on a farm in northeast South Dakota taught me the value of hard work and the importance of free enterprise.  

I have been a small business owner since I was twenty years old. My first venture in the world of entrepreneurship was a barn painting company with one employee. My second business was a computer sales and service company with ten employees. Currently, I am part owner of a family fun park, Thunder Road, which consists of go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, EuroBungy and more.

I hold strong South Dakotan values and have a compassion for people. The belief that I should contribute more than I take is the reason that I serve. 

Legislative Accomplishments

  • 2008-2520A-2520093.jpgA leader in the legislature for fair taxes
  • Only senator on Governor's and Attorney General's Open Government Task Force
  • Honored by SD Newspaper Association in 2012 for "Protecting the People's Right to Know" 
  • Currently serving on Senate Appropriation Committee
  • A prime sponsor of successful legislation to open up government records to the citizens
  • Also a prime sponsor of successful legislation that exposed and halted wasteful government spending by the James River Water Development District
Community Involvement and Accomplishments
  • 2008-2520A-2520130.jpgOne of 10 South Dakotans chosen to advise President Reagan on job creation at the White House Conference on Small Business
  • Former board member of the Boys and Girls Club
  • Former President of Sunrise Kiwanis Club
  • Aberdeen Jaycees Employer of the Year aware
  • Outstanding Employer for Disabled Employees
  • Salvation Army - Board Member

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