Vote Dykstra – Mr. Conflict of interest

From the SD Peace & Justice Center:

SDPJC supports environmentally sustainable development and farming, it is important to note we are concerned with the professional resume of U.S. Senate candidate Joel Dykstra: (see bio at the bottom which notes his expertise in the “ongoing national debate on alternative fuel sources”—what debate??)

Joel Dykstra—Professional Experience:
Business Consultant, present
Manager, Adams Thermal Systems, 2004-present

Chief Executive Officer, South Dakota Ag Producer Ventures, 2000-2004 (This was one of the first investment companies that brought out-of-state CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) to SD –mostly dairies and some hogs. He was instrumental early on in Ag United, a CAFO promoter.)

Business Development Director/Realtor, Hegg Companies, 1999-2000

Chief Executive Officer, London and Scottish Marine Oil Company
Italy, 1995-1999 (This one blew me away, especially since he was on Gov. Rounds energy task force from 2004-2005!)

International Business Coordinator, London and Scottish Marine Oil
Company plc, London, 1990-1995.
Member, South Dakota State University Anaerobic Digester Project (this is the waste management system for CAFOs)
Advisory Board, 2006-present
Member, Canton Rotary Club, 2000-present
Council Member/Deacon, Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, 1999-present.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Assistant Majority Leader, South Dakota State House of
Representatives, 2004-present
Chair, Economic Development Coordination Advisory Board, 2004-present
Board Member, Genesis of Innovation for South Dakota Advisory Board,
Secretary, Canton Economic Development Corporation, 2000-present
Board Member, Lincoln County Economic Development Association, 2000-
Co-Chair/Member, Governor’s Energy Task Force, 2004-2005.

Joel graduated from Canton High School in 1976, and earned his
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. Oklahoma. Joel spent his early career in the oil and gas industry. He spent 10 years as a Petroleum Landman for the U.S. subsidiaries of British oil companies based in Tulsa, OK. He accepted a promotion to the head office of LASMO, plc, in London, England, where he served as the International Business Coordinator for five years. He was then appointed CEO of LASMO’s Italian subsidiary in Rome, Italy – a position he held for four years before returning to his home state of South Dakota.

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#1 Voices From the Rnc Protest Organizing Conference on 09.02.08 at 6:58 am

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