PIERRE, S.D. — Dusty Johnson’s congressional campaign says he’s raised more than $100,000 since entering the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem in 2018.
Johnson’s campaign said Thursday that he raised the money during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Johnson, a former chief of staff to Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, said in November that he’ll seek Noem’s seat after her upcoming two-year term ends.
Campaign treasurer Greg McCurry says people are excited Johnson is running.
Johnson was elected to the Public Utilities Commission in 2004 and re-elected in 2010. He later served as Daugaard’s chief of staff until 2014.
Johnson lives in Mitchell and works at a telecommunications engineering and consulting company.
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is another possible candidate for the Congressional seat.