The Brookings County States attorney announced his retirement today, opening up a job that he’s held for over 40 years. And you know, things could get a little hectic.
On the Republican side, Dan Nelson, an Elkton native who is currently working in the Beadle County States Atty office, has petitions out, and is looking at coming home to Brookings County where he will be a candidate for the States Attorney Office being vacated by the current States Attorney, Democrat Clyde Calhoon.
In Beadle County, Nelson serves as deputy state’s attorney where he prosecutes most magistrate and circuit court matters.
On the Democrat side of the aisle, Calhoon’s Deputy Abigail Howard is apparently running for the post in her second attempt for elected office. Prior to going to law school (and marriage), Howard was a Democrat candidate for the State House in 2008, under her maiden name of Abigail Howell, running against Larry Tidemann & Carol Pitts where she finished 4th an a field of 4.
Keep an eye on things, as when a race opens up once in 40 years, this could get competitive.