Bob Mercer reports the new team style approach that Gov-Elect Daugaard is taking….and the big news is that newly re-elected PUC chairman Dusty Johnson will leave the PUC and move to the Governor’s office (I think that moves his office up one floor in the Capitol)
Read it here at the Mitchell Daily Republic.
This is a very interesting choice for Dusty who was just handily re-elected to the PUC. His state wide vote total was second highest — just behind Senator Thune — which almost doesn’t count as Thune had no one running against (yes I know — we all know that – but it’s just sorta fun to keep saying).
I’m always a little leery when people who just finish an election then jump ship for another job…..Dusty is one of the rising stars in the SD GOP……this move will just stoke the fires of speculation about what office he’ll be seeking next….
I see TC beat me with the announcement by a few seconds — check his post for all the details on how the Gov-elect is setting up the team and the rest of the players.