Billie Sutton To Run For Governor In 2018


South Dakota Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton announced Wednesday that he plans to run for governor in South Dakota.

Sutton, a Democrat, made the announcement at a news conference at his family’s ranch near Burke. The investment consultant and former rodeo rider has served as a member of the state Senate since 2011 representing District 21 in south central South Dakota.

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and Attorney General Marty Jackley are Republicans competing for the governor’s office in 2018. The GOP currently controls every statewide office and supermajorities in both legislative chambers.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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