Representative Dan Dryden

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Governor Dennis Daugaard says he’s in the process of filling the vacant seat of late Representative Craig Tieszen.

It’s the governor’s duty to fill any seat left open by a legislator.

Tieszen and Representative Dan Dryden, who passed away last year, shared the same legislative district.

Daugaard says there were many qualified candidates who names he expect will come up again…

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Governor Dennis Daugaard is appointing former state Representative David Lust of Rapid City to fill the seat of a state lawmaker who passed away last month.

The late Representative Dan Dryden’s term ends this year and he’s technically still up for re-election.

Former state Representative David Lust was first elected to the legislature in 2007. He also served as the house majority leader from 2011 to 2015. He was then term limited.