South Dakota candidates vetted

South Dakota’s candidate roster has an almost science-fiction flair — yes, there really is a candidate with the last name of “Martian”! Even better, he’s one of our listed STEM candidates. We found 2 STEM candidates (1 each for Governor and US House), and one science fact denier.

  • US House
    • Chris Martian (SD-1), information technologist; [no campaign site; Twitter]
  • Governor

After the March 27th filing deadline, we’ll go back and pick up anyone who filed after our initial pass.

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Montana candidates vetted

Montana has earned a unique spot at VoteSTEM.org — of the states we’ve researched so far, it is the first to have more US House STEM candidates than US House districts! (Note that the statistics of small numbers is at play here; Montana is one of a handful of states with only one seat in the House). We found 5 STEM candidates (2 for US Senate, 3 for US House), and one Science Fact Denier.

After the March 12th filing deadline, we’ll go back and pick up anyone that filed after our initial pass.

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Facts, integrity, and truth

When a scientist runs for office, the facts are front and center in her campaign:

“At the heart of every scientist is a commitment to facts, integrity, and truth. ” –Elaine DiMasi (NY-1 candidate, 2018)

And that is exactly what I want to see more of in politics: More facts. More integrity. More truth.

Increasing the number, visibility, and vibrancy of STEM candidates and elected officials is one way to help do that.