Names of committee members for Ravnsborg impeachment hearings released

November 2, 2021

PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Speaker of the House has released the names of the House members who will serve on the committee that will determine if impeachment proceedings move forward against Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. They are:

Kent Peterson of Salem– Republican majority leader, farmer
Jamie Smith of Sioux Falls– Democrat minority leader, realtor
Ryan Cwach of Yankton– Democrat, attorney
Mike Stevens of Yankton– Republican, attorney
Steve Haugaard of Sioux Falls– Republican, attorney
Doug Barthel of Sioux Falls– Republican, retired police chief
Kevin Jensen of Canton– Republican, business owner, retired law enforcement
Jon Hansen of Dell Rapids– Republican, Speaker Pro Tempore, attorney
Spencer Gosch of Glenham– presiding officer and tie breaking vote only– Republican, Speaker of the House, farmer

South Dakota legislators are holding a special session Monday to agree on the boundaries for the state’s legislative districts, based on 2020 US Census data. Whether they finish Monday or not, Gosch says the House has to convene for its impeachment special on Tuesday.