Gov. Noem appoints Crabtree to represent District 8 in South Dakota State Senate

PIERRE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem announced Friday that she will appoint Casey Crabtree of Madison to the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 8.

Crabtree is a Republican nominee for the State Senate in the general election and is unopposed. He also serves as the Director of Economic Development and Governmental Affairs at Heartland Consumers Power District in Madison.

“I thank Casey for accepting this appointment,” said Governor Noem. “Casey has already shown his willingness to serve the people of his district and our state, and this appointment ensures that District 8 is fully represented over the coming months.

The appointment of Crabtree from Gov. Noem is effective immediately and will last through the remainder of 2020. Crabtree succeeds Senator Jordan Youngberg, who announced his resignation earlier this week.

“I am honored by Governor Noem’s appointment and look forward to putting my experience to work for the people of District 8 and the great state of South Dakota,” said Crabtree. “I am grateful to Sen. Youngberg for his service to District 8 and the many positive things he was able to accomplish during his time in the legislature. I am eager to hit the ground running and serve to the best of my ability.”

Crabtree resides in Madison with his wife, Ashley, and their two children. While working at Heartland, he also volunteers his time by with the Dakota State University Trojan Athletic Club, various outdoor organizations, and the Lake County Republican Party. He also coaches his sons in youth baseball and football. Crabtree is also graduate of Leadership South Dakota.

District 8 includes Lake, Miner, Moody and Sanborn counties.

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