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Monday, November 22, 2010

Dusty Johnson resigns PUC post to join Daugaard staff

Several area newspapers are reporting that Dusty Johnson, who recently land-slided into a second six-year stint on the Public Utilities Commission will quit immediately after being sworn in and will serve as Governor-elect Dennis Daugaard's Chief of Staff.

Read the Journal's version here.

Daugaard will appoint a PUC replacement who will serve two years and then a special election will be held to replace Johnson.

I think the choice for COS is a good one, but a surprising one. I know there will be speculation that this was planned all along. Seems unlikely to me and would have been damned near impossible to keep a secret for very long.

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