News

Wismer To Run For Governor

Wismer To Run For Governor

Photo: clipart.com

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota state Rep. Susan Wismer of Britton says she will seek the Democratic nomination to run for governor this year.

Wismer announced her candidacy Tuesday in the state Capitol building in Pierre.

She says Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who is expected to seek re-election, has not done enough to provide state financial support to education and health care. Wismer says she wants to help educate children of all income levels and provide jobs with good wages.

The 58-year-old Wismer has been in the Legislature since 2009. She operates a tax and bookkeeping business with her sister.

Wismer’s announcement means Democrats will have a primary in the governor’s race. The former head of the state wildfire agency, Joe Lowe, also is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

Recent Headlines

today in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 17

nirvana

A look back at Hollywood's biggest headlines.

yesterday in Music, Sports

Lorde meets Hall of Famer who inspired ‘Royals’

lorde

The singer behind the hit meets the real-life Royal that inspired her song.

yesterday in Viral Videos

Kicked in the head by a train

Kicked By Train

This man tried to take a selfie while a train passed but was a little too close.