Rep. Don Haggar resigns from state house

PIERRE - State Rep. Don Haggar has resigned his seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives.

The Sioux Falls Republican has served in the state House since 2013.

“Don Haggar has worked hard on behalf of his constituents and our state, and I am sorry to see him leave the Legislature,” said Gov. Daugaard. “I wish him well in the future.”

Hagger was currently speaker pro tempore.

Haggar's resignation is effective immediately.

Governor Daugaard must now appoint someone to fill the position.

Those wishing to be considered for the appointment, or to offer nominations, should contact Grace Beck or Rachel Graves in the Office of the Governor at 605-773-3661. Nominations should include the candidate’s name, current address, telephone number and relevant background information.

Haggar represents District 10, which includes an area of Minnehaha County encompassing the cities of Brandon, Corson and Renner. The district also includes an area in northeastern Sioux Falls encompassing Washington High School, Laura B. Anderson Elementary School, the South Dakota School for the Deaf and Willow Run Golf Course.

Gov. Daugaard expects to name an appointee by the end of the summer.