Gov. Noem appoints state senator

Governor Kristi Noem has appointed Mike Walsh to represent District 35 in the South Dakota Senate, effective immediately.

Noem says Walsh has a well-rounded background in public service.

Walsh has years of experience in both law enforcement and the United States Marine Corps. He’s also a small business owner. Walsh spent two decades with the Minnehaha County Sjheriff’s Office.

Walsh has been a state and national leader in the Fraternal Order of Police and has volunteered as a Key Spouse at Ellsworth Air Force Base.


February 13, 2024