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Former Governor's Chief Of Staff Wins Nomination For House Seat
Former Governor's Chief Of Staff Wins Nomination For House Seat
Dusty Johnson for Congress
June 11, 2018

Johnson Wins GOP House Nomination

In last Tuesday’s primary election, Dusty Johnson defeated Shantel Krebs and Neal Tapio in the race for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Johnson garnered 47 percent of the vote, followed by Krebs’ 29 percent and Tapio’s 24 percent, according to the Argus Leader.

Johnson previously served as chief of staff for Governor Dennis Daugaard after a career with South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission. His campaign for the House seat was largely cordial, and Johnson plans for that to continue in the general election. Johnson has been called a team-player and believes in limited government, which he says is what the state is looking for in its members of Congress.

In the general election in November, Johnson will campaign against Democrat Tim Bjorkman, Libertarian George Hendrickson and Independent Ron Wieczorek.

For more news about elections in the Black Hills and South Dakota, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s Government and Citizenship issue hub.

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