November 19, 2010 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE The South Dakota Republican Party announced Thursday that District 17 state senator-elect Eldon Nygaard, of Vermillion, has switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.
The switch bumps the Republican advantage in the Senate to 30-5.
Nygaard served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2007 to this year. In a news release, Nygaard said, “my philosophy regarding government’s role in society is more in line with the Republican Party.” Continue Reading