Duhamel named to fill vacant SD Senate seat

PIERRE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem on Tuesday announced that longtime Rapid City broadcaster and current Pennington Co. Sheriff’s office spokesperson Helene Duhamel will represent District 32 in the state senate.

Duhamel will fill the seat vacated earlier this year when State Senator Alan Solano resigned.

“The responsibility to appoint a legislator when a vacancy arises is not something I take lightly,” said Noem in a written statement. “Helene is a pillar of her community and a trusted voice for Rapid City.  Helene’s experience as a journalist and more recently in the Pennington County Sheriff’s office will position her well to succeed in the State Legislature. I am confident she will serve as an effective Senator for her district.”

Duhamel will serve during the 2020 legislative session. Her appointment is effective immediately.

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