State Rep. Jon Hansen has announced plans to resign from his seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives to attend law school.
Hansen, a Dell Rapids resident, is resigning as representative from District 25, which includes north and east Minnehaha County, including the cities of Dell Rapids, Baltic, Garretson, Colton, Lyons, Valley Springs and Rowena. It also includes an area in eastern Sioux Falls. He has been a member of the state House since 2011.
Hansen plans to officially submit his resignation in August to attend law school at the University of South Dakota.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking members of the public to nominate candidates to fill the position.
Those wishing to offer nominations should contact Will Mortenson in the Office of the Governor at 605-773-5999.