June 22, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Kristi Noem says she is appointing Madison Republican Casey Crabtree to the South Dakota Senate, representing District 8.

Noem said Friday her appointment of Crabtree is effective immediately and will continue through the end of 2020.

Crabtree succeeds Republican Sen. Jordan Youngberg, who announced his resignation earlier in the week to accept a position in the South Dakota State Treasurer’s Office.

Crabtree serves as director of economic development and governmental affairs at Heartland Consumers Power District in Madison. He currently is the Republican nominee for the state Senate in the general election and is unopposed. District 8 includes Lake, Miner, Moody and Sanborn counties.