West river state lawmaker resigns for health reasons

PIERRE, S.D. – A western South Dakota lawmaker has resigned due to health issues.

Republican Representative Jess Olson of Rapid City announced that she has resigned her seat in the State House of Representatives, citing ongoing health issues.

Representative Olson has represented District 34 in the State House of Representatives since 2019.

Governor Kristi Noem will appoint her replacement.

All nominations must be submitted to the governor’s office by December 5th.