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District 21 House seat to be filled soon

October 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Gov. Dennis Daugaard will fill a state House seat in District 21 by the end of the month.
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Dist. 21 legislative candidates weigh in on issues

October 21, 2010 in The Daily Republic

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series of stories detailing area legislative candidates’ responses to a Daily Republic questionnaire.

Candidates for the state Legislature in the vast District 21 weighed in on issues including roads, education and Gov. Mike Rounds’ proposed budget cuts for state departments in their responses to a Daily Republic questionnaire. Continue Reading

Area legislative hopeful tours massive district on a bicycle

August 7, 2010 in The Daily Republic

FORT THOMPSON A state senator in central South Dakota took a novel approach to campaigning for re-election this week from the seat of his bicycle.
Cooper Garnos, R-Presho, began his journey through the expansive District 21 on Monday, riding from Murdo to Presho. The ride continued with trips from Presho to Chamberlain on Tuesday, Chamberlain to Gann Valley on Wednesday, Gann Valley to Platte on Thursday, and Platte to Wagner on Friday. District 21 is made up of Jones, Lyman, Buffalo, Brule and Charles Mix counties. Continue Reading

New candidate to run for area seat in Senate

August 4, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The District 21 Senate incumbent will face a new challenger this fall. Democrat Brandon Sazue, former Crow Creek tribal chairman from Fort Thompson, has been chosen to run against Sen. Cooper Garnos, R-Presho, in Garnos’ re-election bid this fall.
Erin McCarrick, state Democratic Party executive director, said the county central party committee in the district selected Sazue Monday to replace Steve Smith, of Chamberlain. Continue Reading