Just a few more appointments to pass along to you.
This week Daugaard appointed Andy Gerlach as Secretary of the Department of Revenue and Regulation. Mr. Gerlach will be replacing Paul Kinsman who will be the new Commissioner of Administration. Gerlach is currently serving in Afghanistan in the SD National Guard, and will be joining the administration when his tour ends in April.
Today Daugaard appointed Walt Bones to serve as South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Bones runs a family farm/ranch and is active in many agriculture associations has has held many leadership positions both in the state and on the national level.
We also learned today that Daugaard will be creating a new cabinet-level position: Secretary of Tribal Affairs.
This position has not yet been filled, but it sounds like interviews are almost complete. We should know his choice around Christmas.