Daugaard Beginning To Work With Noem Transition Team

Now that Governor Dennis Dauggard knows who will be replacing him as governor next year he is beginning to work some with the Governor-Elect. Kristi Noem defeated Billie Sutton Tuesday to win the close race for governor. Daugaard Chief of Staff Tony Venhuizen distributed a transition calendar to both Noem and Sutton in the weeks prior to the election and has been in contact with Noem’s transition team…

Daugaard says Noem can certain job shadow him as the days slip away but knows the Governor-Elect will be very busy…

Daugaard is hopeful Governor-Elect Noem will give any remaining staff enough notice, one way or the other…

Noem will have to replace nearly half of Daugaard’s cabinet positions regardless due to retirement. Daugaard says many cabinet staffers have specific areas of knowledge may be hard to match up right way with new employment.