Bio

Early Life and Career

  

Borglum is from Rapid City, SD. She is a strong advocate for controlling the national deficit, providing access to affordable healthcare, and reforming immigration policies. Her career spans a variety of fields that are vital to our state and nation including natural resource development and healthcare. 


Borglum graduated from Charles M. Russell High School in Great Falls, Montana in 1995. A leader from an early age, she student body president and governor of the Montana Youth Legislature. 

Borglum then attended Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. She received a Fulbright Scholarship, which she used to study oil and gas development in Oslo, Norway.  Her brother’s death in a traffic collision inspired Borglum to earn a master's degree in theological studies from Duke Divinity School. She then worked in pharmaceutical sales in Oregon and Texas.
 

Borglum later earned a master’s degree in petroleum engineering. She then enrolled at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to earn a doctoral degree in geology and geological engineering, while also working as a production engineer in an oil fields in North Dakota, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas. 


She then moved to South Dakota, where she worked as a staff engineer at RESPEC. 


Now she focuses on her United States Senate campaign.

Political Career

  

Borglum currently represents the 32nd district in the South Dakota House of Representatives. 

In the 2018 elections, Borglum ran to represent the 32nd district in the South Dakota House. She and Sean McPherson earned the Republican Party's nomination for the district's two seats, even though McPherson, an incumbent, had died of cancer. Governor Dennis Daugaard appointed Borglum to fill McPherson's vacant seat on August 8. She was elected to a full term in November.
 

She is now running in the Republican primary for the United States Senate against incumbent Mike Rounds in the 2020 elections.

Personal Life

Borglum and her husband, Tim, live in Rapid City with Tim’s two children, Cora and Jack.