City Council Member

Communications Director

In the Media:


Hendry, Jackie. "South Dakota's Home Rule Charter." South Dakota Public Broadcasting- In the Moment. July 20, 2020.Soellner, Mica. “How Does Your Identity Affect Your Vote? In 2020, That Could Be More Important Than Ever.” Appleton Post-Crescent. USA Today Network- WI. Feb. 6, 2020. Hytrek, Nick. “For Iowa Educators, Caucuses Provide Perfect Up-Close Politics Lesson.” Sioux City Journal. Jan. 28, 2020.


Hélène Guinhut. “Qui est Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, la plus jeune élue du Congrès américain?¨ (“Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest elected official in the American Congress”). Oct. 31, 2019., Eric. “Beto O’Rourke Makes Sioux Center Stop.” Sioux Center News. July 27, 2019. Dockendorf, Randy. “Gov. Noem Could Offer Different Perspective, USD Prof Believes.” Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. Jan. 8, 2019. Also printed in: “USD Prof: Gov. Noem Could Offer Different Perspective.” Vermillion Plain Talk.


Pfankuch, Bart. “Women to have ‘larger voice’ in 2019 SD Legislature”. SD Newswatch. December 25, 2018. Also printed in: The Capital Journal, Jan. 2, 2019. “Influx of Women in SD Government May Bring Fresh Approach”. The Dickinson Press. Jan. 1, 2019 Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, Dec. 28, 2018. The Daily Republic, Jan. 2, 2019. “Hoping to Make a Difference”, Watertown Public Opinion, Jan. 2, 2019. Nelson, Nick. “USD is Watching: Midterm Election Results After Season of Involvement” The Volante. November 7, 2018. Newville, Rachel. “Women in Leadership: Year of the Woman”. The Volante. November 7, 2018. Matzen, Morgan. “Political Science Professor Specializes in Identity Politics, Elections”. The Volante. November 7, 2018. Feldman, Michaela. “App Shows You’re your Contacts Voted and Party Affiliation.” KSFY News. November 5, 2018. USD Marketing Communications and University Relations. “124: Julia Hellwege- Political Campaign Advertisements” USD Credit Hour Podcast. Feldman, Michaela. “Getting the Independent Vote, More People Registering As Independent.” KSFY News. November 5, 2018. Vondracek, Christopher. “Higher education a low priority in governor’s race”. Rapid City Journal. November 3, 2018. Langland, Jill. “Will Millennials Turnout to Vote this Election Day?” KSFY News. November 2, 2018. Royal, Allison. “With Election Day Approaching, are Voters Excited or Fatigued” KDLT News. November 1, 2018. King, Kevin. “Do Political Endorsements Matter?” KSFY News. October 31, 2018. Strubinger, Lee. “Advertising and Motivating Voters”. South Dakota Public Broadcasting. October 31, 2018. Newville, Rachel. “Women in Leadership: Political Involvement at USD”. The Volante. October 30, 2018. “Protests Outside the White House Could Soon Be Limited & Experts Are Sounding the Alarm”. Bustle Magazine. October 12, 2018. “League of Women Voters SESD To Host Educational Forum”. Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. Oct. 8, 2018. “League Hosts Forum” Yankton County Observer. Oct. 5, 2018. “Political Science Professor Examines How Identity Influences Politics” College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter. Fall 2018. “League Hosts Forum” The Southern Union County Leader- Courier. September 13, 2018. “League Will Host Forum Sept. 12” Vermillion Plain Talk. Sept. 11, 2018. Nuño, Stephen A. “Can a Latina Primary Candidate’s Win Bring Democrats Back to their Roots?”. NBC News. June 27, 2018. Prete, Ryan and Christopher Brown. “Online Sales Tax Supporter Wins South Dakota Governor Primary”. Bloomberg BNA- Daily Tax Report. June 5, 2018. Royal, Allison. “Negative Campaign Ads: Do They Work?” KDLT News. May 31, 2018. Anderson, Anndrea. “Does Ballot Order Matter?” KDLT News. March 20, 2018. Nuño, Stephen A. “’Still a man’s domain’: Latinas face hurdles in politics despite making strides”. NBC News. March 16, 2018. In the Moment. “SDPB’s Jackie Hendry Reports on South Dakota ‘Brain Drain’”. February 22, 2018.


Hayworth, Bret. “1 year away: South Dakota governor race tilts Republican”. November 5, 2017. Sioux City Journal. Also quoted in “Facing of Out-of-Stateyness, Noem Raises Money in Minneapolis” by Cory Allen Heidelberger. Dakota Free Press. Volante Staff. “Political Science League Hosts Annual Debate”. November 2, 2017. The Volante. . Matzen, Morgan. “Marijuana policy advocates gather signatures for 2018 ballot initiatives”. April 19, 2017. The Volante. “South Dakota Focus 2215: State of Politics”. February 16, 2018. South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Live televised 3-person panel to discuss the “State of the Nation”.


Whyte, Liz. Influence of outside spending on South Dakota initiatives. Center for Public Integrity. October 11, 2016. Printed in: “South Dakota’s Proxy War Over Political Transparency”. Slate Magazine. Oct. 13, 2016. Bernardo, Richie. "States with the Best & Worst Representation on Election Day". WalletHub. Oct. 5, 2016. Krasnow, Bruce. “Report: Perceptions of Cronyism Hurt NM”. Deming Headlight. Jan. 28, 2016. [research referenced; not quoted].