Gov. Dauagaard to Appoint New Commissioner Of School And Public Lands

Pierre_011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 20, 2013
CONTACT: Tony Venhuizen or Joe Kafka at 605-773-3212

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Vern Larson of Vivian as Commissioner of School and Public Lands.

“Vern Larson is well-known to South Dakotans, and the voters have placed their confidence in him again and again,” said Gov. Daugaard. “As State Auditor and State Treasurer, Vern was a prudent steward of state assets, and I know he will bring that same sound management to the Office of School and Public Lands.”

Last month, Commissioner Jarrod Johnson resigned from office, effective Aug. 15. The Governor’s appointment of Larson will be effective at the same time. Larson will serve out the remainder of the term, which ends in January 2015, but he will not be a candidate for the office in 2014.

“I’m honored and humbled to accept this appointment,” said Larson. “I look forward to serving our state in this office.”

Larson is a native of Vivian. He was elected State Auditor in 1978 and re-elected five times, serving from 1979-2003. In 2002, he was elected State Treasurer, serving two terms from 2003-2011.

Woodrow Wilcox

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