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SOUTH DAKOTA HOUSE GOP PICKS LEADERS

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South Dakota House Republicans have started organizing their leadership for the upcoming 2019 legislative session.

On Saturday they nominated Steven Haugaard to serve as House speaker and elected Lee Qualm to another term as their majority leader.

Haugaard is set to succeed retiring House Speaker Mark Mickelson.

House Republicans first chose Qualm as majority leader in 2016.

House Republicans also nominated Spencer Gosch to be speaker pro tempore.