PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - District 32 in Rapid City has a new House representative. Scyller J. Borglum was appointed to the seat Wednesday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
Borglum replaces Rep. Sean McPherson, who died in April. Borglum, an entrepreneur and engineer, earned her doctorate in geological engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
The governor also filled two other legislative vacancies.
Margaret “Maggie” Sutton, of Sioux Falls was appointed to the State Senate from District 10. She succeeds Sen. Jenna Netherton, who resigned in April.
Rebecca Reimer, of Oacoma, was appointed to the State House of Representatives from District 26B. Reimer is a financial representative and served for 13 years on the Chamberlain/Oacoma school board. She will succeed Rep. Jim Schaefer, who died in May.
Daugaard filled the vacancies in anticipation of next month’s special legislative session, which the governor called to consider legislation relating to implementation of sales tax on remote sellers.
“With the upcoming special session, it is important for these districts to be fully represented,” Daugaard said.
The three appointees, all Republicans, are currently candidates for their respective seats in the 2018 general election. The appointments are effective immediately and run until the newly-elected State Legislature convenes in January 2019.