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Lt. Gov. Michels Moves To Part-Time Role

April 17, 2012, 2:06 PM


South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels has moved from a full-time to a part-time role due to personal and family reasons.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced in a news release that the change took effect Sunday. Michels' salary as lieutenant governor will be cut to correspond with the change.

Michels was the second full-time lieutenant governor in South Dakota history, following Lt. Gov. Walter Dale Miller.

As lieutenant governor, Michels has overseen the Department of the Military, the Bureau of Personnel and the Department of Tribal Affairs. The lieutenant governor also serves as President of the Senate, and is first in the line of succession to the governorship

As he transitions to part time, some of Michels duties will be reassigned to other staff.

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