Former South Dakota legislator dies from COVID-19

October 16, 2020

MITCHELL, S.D.–Former South Dakota Representative and current Davison County Republican Chairman Lance Carson passed away on Wednesday after a brief battle with COVID-19.

A Vietnam Veteran, Carson served in the State House from 2007-2014, and again from 2017-2018.

While serving in Pierre, Carson served for many years on the House Appropriations Committee, and was vice-chair of the Legislature’s Executive Board from 2013-2014.

Carson was 74 years old.