Daugaard couldn’t have made a better selection to be his running mate in 2010, and I really did like the idea of a full time Lt. Governor. Michels brought many talents to the position. But I guess we will have to start adjusting back to the idea of a part time Lt. Governor.
Matt Michels, South Dakota?s second-ever full-time lieutenant governor, is cutting back on his time spent in the car and in the office.
The 52-year-old Yankton resident said Tuesday that his back hurts and he wants more time with his family. So, as of this week, the No. 2 job in state government is back to a half-time position.
Michels said he developed muscular pain in his back last year while leading the state?s efforts to combat flooding on the Missouri River…
Going forward, he?ll work mostly from Yankton, communicating with the governor and staff by email.
He still plans to be in Pierre at least one week each month and he will continue to run the Senate when the Legislature is in session.
Michels also will continue to be in charge of the South Dakota National Guard, supervise the Tribal Relations secretary and serve as interim secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
I have never heard a bad word spoken about Lt. Governor Matt Michels. He is one of the smartest, funniest and friendliest people you will ever meet. Good luck getting your back healed up Matt!