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SDFRW Member Spotlight of the Month

Lorrin Naasz

Town: Pierre, SD 

Local SDRW Club: Cen-Kota Republican Women

Where were you born?

I was born in Tucson, Arizona and moved to Millboro, South Dakota when I was 2 years old. We moved from Tucson to be part of our family’s centennial ranch. 

Occupation: Digital Content Manager for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture
(Views are my own and do not reflect the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.)

Tell us about your family:

My husband, Nathan, and I moved to Pierre a little over a year ago. Nathan works in the Pierre School district as a Special Education teacher and coaches football and baseball. We enjoy being outdoors, attending sporting events, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. 

Tell us why you belong to SDFRW and feel free to share any special activities and/or committees you have been involved with:

I became involved with Cen-Kota Republican Women not too long after I moved to Pierre. My Republican values are strong, and I think it is important to be involved and help spread our message. It’s important to be involved and active in the political realm. As Martha Gellhorn states, “if you’re not interested in politics, then you might as well say ‘I’m not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future, or any future. If we mean to keep any control over our world, and lives, we must be interested in politics.’

Hobbies and other volunteer organizations:

In addition to the Cen-Kota Republican Women, I am involved with the Hughes County Republicans. I also enjoy volunteering throughout the campaign season. 

In my spare time, I enjoy going home and helping at our family ranch. Other interests include reading, hiking and being outdoors, working out, and spending time with family. 

List a few fun or interesting things about yourself:

I recently graduated from Graduate School with a Master’s of Science in Strategic Leadership. I am a currently participating in the South Dakota Ag and Rural leadership program as a member of class X. 

Who is your favorite Republican and why?

My favorite Republican is President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan was an authentic and visionary leader that inspire and encouraged many. President Reagan was known as “the great communicator” and had the ability to not only communicate his vision, but encourage and inspire those around him 

Favorite quote or Bible verse:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests, but each of you to the interests of others. – Philippians 2:3

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one that does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – President Ronald Reagan 

“I’m an old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness, flag wavin’ patriot.” – John Wayne 

Our Mission

Our purpose is to promote an informed public, through political education and activity; increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government; foster loyalty to the Republican party; and work for election of the republican party nominees.