PIERRE | Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Monday that he will appoint former state Rep. David Lust of Rapid City to the vacant seat in the state House representing District 34.
Lust will succeed Rep. Dan Dryden, who died last month. Dryden’s current term began in January 2015 and ends in early January 2017, prior to the next legislative session. Lust will serve until the end of that term.
“Rep. Dryden’s passing left a real void, and I appreciate David Lust’s willingness to return,” Daugaard said in a news release. “District 34 voters elected David Lust four times to represent them, and he was an excellent legislator.”