Gov. Noem appoints new District 22 Representative

PIERRE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem announced Friday that she is appointing Lynn Schneider of Huron to represent District 22 in the South Dakota State House of Representatives.

Schneider will succeed the late Rep. Bob Glanzer who passed away due to COVID-19 on Friday, April 3.

A republican who was born and raised south of Huron, Schneider is a graduate of Huron high School and Huron College. Schneider retired in 2017 as CEO of American Bank and Trust after 45 years of banking, beginning with the Farm Credit Service and continuing with Farmers and Merchants Bank and American Bank and Trust.

Schneider was a close friend and brother-in-law of Rep. Glanzer who served as treasurer for Glanzer’s legislative campaigns. Schneider and his wife, Gloria, are parents to three sons and grandparents to eight grandchildren.

“I want to thank Lynn Schneider for stepping into this important role,” said Gov. Noem. “Lynn’s family and the Huron community suffered a great loss with Bob’s passing. I appreciate that Lynn has agreed to continue Bob’s legacy of service to his community and to our state in this way.”

The appointment of Schneider is effective immediately and it will continue for the remainder of Rep. Glanzer’s current term which runs until the end of the 2020 calendar year.

Even though no regular legislative session will be held during that time, Schneider would serve during a potential special session, and could also participate in the legislative interim committee work.

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