Lawmaker resigns, cites personal reasons - KOTA Territory News

Lawmaker resigns, cites personal reasons


State Rep. Patty Miller has resigned from her seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives.  Miller, a Republican from McCook Lake, represents District 16.  She has served in the state House since 2011.


District 16 includes all of the Union County, and southern and eastern portions of Lincoln County, including the cities of Worthing, Canton, Beresford and Hudson.


"I thank Rep. Miller for her service," Gov. Dennis Daugaard said.  "Patty is an earnest and hard-working legislator, and she will be missed."


Miller's resignation, effective immediately, is for personal reasons. 


The resignation creates a vacancy that will be filled by gubernatorial appointment, and the Governor is asking members of the public to nominate candidates to fill the position.


"My priority in filling this vacancy is to find a legislator who will be a strong representative for the people of District 16," Gov. Daugaard said.  "That is why I am asking the public to nominate candidates as I make this decision."


Those wishing to offer nominations should contact Will Mortenson in the Office of the Governor at 605-773-5999.


Nominations should include the candidate's name, current address, telephone number, and relevant background information.  The Governor expects to fill the vacancy by the late spring or early summer.

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