Bethany is uniquely qualified to serve in the State Legislature. She holds a J.D. and Master of Public Policy from the College of William & Mary and works in banking compliance. Bethany’s job includes interpreting federal and state regulations and guiding the business through an ever changing regulatory landscape. Her experience also includes drafting legislation in the U.S. Senate, writing memos for a State Supreme Court Justice, and researching criminal justice reform programs at the National Center for State Courts. Bethany is proud to use her extensive experience to benefit the people of South Dakota.
Issues & Political Concerns
Bethany is a Republican because she believes in limited government. She loves South Dakota and wants to preserve our strong communities. Below are a few of her guiding principles:
The family is the bedrock of a free society. Bethany is committed to promoting policies that strengthen families and increase opportunity. As a strong pro-life advocate, she will fight to protect the sanctity of life at all stages.
The right to keep and bear arms is essential to a free society. Bethany will support policies that protect this right. She will also work to preserve hunting habitat so this activity can continue to be enjoyed by South Dakotans.
South Dakota is built on close knit communities. The people within these communities know best what their own neighborhoods need. Bethany is committed to keeping government control as close to the local community as possible.
Bethany wants South Dakota to be a national leader in economic growth. She believes the legislature can help create an environment where businesses are drawn to the state by anticipating changing technology and removing regulatory barriers to growth.
Bethany believes in a transparent legislative process. She wants to represent the concerns of her constituents and keep them up to date on what is going on behind the scenes in Pierre.
Bethany Soye grew up in a rural community where she showed market lambs in 4-H and took fuel orders at the local farmers cooperative. While her education took her to the east coast, she quickly returned to South Dakota (which she likes to call America's best kept secret). She currently works in Anti-Money Laundering Compliance at MetaBank in Sioux Falls. Bethany is involved in her community through youth softball and hockey and serves on the praise team at her church. She met her husband Ryan playing hockey and loves to challenge him on the ice. The couple has two English Bulldogs.