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|South Dakota State Senate District 30|
|Bachelor's||University of North Dakota|
|Service/branch||Air Force, retired|
He has a degree in industrial engineering from the University of North Dakota, and an Air Force master's degree in business administration.
On the campaign trail in 2010, Ferebee claimed, "We have too much government; it’s too expensive and too intrusive" and that "the only way our society can work is if individuals make their own decisions on how they spend their money, how they take care of their place, how they live their life." He favors smaller government at all levels, and said that he would vote against any attempt to balance the state budget by raising taxes.
Additionally, in 2010, South Dakota voters had the choice of banning smoking in bars, restaurants, and casinos. When asked about this issue, Ferebee admitted that secondhand smoke was a health hazard, but ultimately opposed the ban on the basis that the government shouldn't play a role in managing businesses and consumers choices.
Ferebee ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 30. Ferebee was defeated by Bruce Rampelberg in the Republican primary on June 5. No Democratic candidates filed for election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Dakota State Senate District 30 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Bruce Rampelberg Incumbent||57.8%||1,830|
He is married with two children, and three grandchildren.
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- Rapid City Journal, "Rancher George Ferebee emphasizes limited government in S.D. senate run," accessed May 8, 2012
- Rapid City Journal, "George Ferebee on the proposed smoking ban," accessed May 8, 2012
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," June 12, 2012