Daugaard names replacement of state lawmaker who resigned

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has moved quickly to name the replacement of a Republican representative who resigned after admitting to sexual contact with two interns.

Daugaard, a Republican, announced Wednesday that Marli Wiese of Madison will replace former Rep. Mathew Wollmann, who resigned from the Legislature on Monday.

Wiese will be sworn in on Jan. 31. She says the appointment is an honor. On top of helping operate a family farm, Wiese works part-time as a transcriptionist at West Center Baptist Church.

She is vice chair of the Lake County Republican Party. Wiese will represent District 8, which includes Lake, Miner, Moody and Sanborn counties.