Republicans nominated a South Dakota legislator as a candidate for Secretary of State at last week’s convention. Shantel Krebs says if elected she’ll focus on customer service, business filings and restoring confidence in the petition filing process. She says the petiton process has come under scrutiny in the last primary election.
After many hours of platform fighting, Republican delegates selected Krebs as their nominee. Krebs won approximately 120,000 to approximately 55,000 in the weighted voting, including victories in both Minnehaha and Pennington counties. Republican convention-goers sent a clear message they want change in the secretary of state office.
South Dakota Republicans have nominated Shantel Krebs as their secretary of state. Krebs, a state senator from Renner, won by a two to one margin against Pat Miller, the deputy secretary of state and a former First Lady.
Current State Senator Shantel Krebs of Renner will be the republican candidate for Secretary of State this fall.