South Dakota Governor candidate announces Lieutenant Governor choice

July 8, 2022


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Democrat lawmaker Jamie Smith has selected fellow House member Jennifer Keintz of Eden (pictured) as his running mate as lieutenant governor. Smith is trying to unseat Gov.


Kristi Noem in the November election. Smith made the announcement ahead of the Democrat Party’s state convention. The convention starts today in Pierre. The party convention will select the nominee for lieutenant governor, but no one else has announced their candidacy. Keintz has held a seat in the House for one term, representing a mostly rural district in the northeast corner of South Dakota. She is also a real estate broker.


South Dakota’s current Lieutenant Governor, Larry Rhoden, issued a statement saying, ““Jennifer Keintz and Jamie Smith want to bring Joe Biden’s America to South Dakota. “Their liberal policies would crush South Dakota families, farmers, and businesses.”