Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson

Mickelson Says He Won't Seek Re-Election In 2018

Mar 26, 2018
Sd Legislature

Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson says he’s not going to run for re-election this year.

Mickelson is both the son and grandson of former governors. In 2016, the Sioux Falls Republican even explored a run for the state’s highest office.

Mickelson says he thoroughly enjoyed his time in the legislature and as Speaker of the House.

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We welcome South Dakota's Speaker of the House, Representative Mark Mickelson for a conversation about his legislative priorities for 2018.

Lawmakers Want Voters To Decide On Pay Increase

Nov 13, 2017
Melissa Hamersma Sievers / SDPB

South Dakota legislators are asking voters for a pay raise.

A legislative committee passed a resolution Monday that if passed through the legislature, would put a pay raise question on the ballot.

Lawmakers receive $6,000 a year. They currently have authority to set their own salary. Nineteen ninety eight was the last year lawmakers adjusted their salary.

Republican state representative Mark Mickelson is Speaker of the House. He says legislator compensation is low enough that it discourages many from running for office.