Senator for District 32 announces resignation

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Senator Alan Solano announced today that he will be stepping down from his seat as state senator, and Governor Kristi Noem is looking for the public to help find a replacement.

Solano has represented District 32 in the State Senate since 2014. Recently, Solano has realized that balancing his legislative duties and professional responsibilities is no longer realistic, and will be leaving the senate on November 30.

Still, the senator has nothing but appreciation for the chance he was given. “Serving in the South Dakota Senate has been extremely rewarding, and I’ll forever be indebted to the people of District 32 for putting their trust and confidence in me,” said Solano.

Governor Noem is requesting public input on filling the District 32 vacancy. Solano currently serves as chair of the Education Committee, chair of the Interim Rules Review Committee, chair of the summer study to Reduce the Overall Use of Acute Mental Health Hospitalizations, and chair of the summer study on Electric Services in an Annexed Area. He is a member of the Health and Human Services Committee and the Transportation Committee.

Those wishing to be considered for the Senate vacancy, or to offer nominations, should email Rachel Graves at Rachel.Graves@state.sd.us. Nominations should include the candidate’s name, current physical address, telephone number, and relevant background information. All nomination materials must be submitted by November 8.

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