Former Noem staffer taking over South Dakota GOP operations
Madison Sheahan hire follows victory for governor’s preferred party office candidates
PIERRE — Governor Kristi Noem’s grasp on the South Dakota Republican Party got even tighter Thursday.
Madison Sheahan, a former Noem staffer — both in the governor’s office and on the campaign trail — has been tapped to be the executive director of the state GOP by the party’s executive committee and newly-elected chairman John Wiik.
Wiik, along with GOP vice chair Mary Fitzgerald, were the governor’s preferred choices in a contentious lead-up to last week’s party elections that took place in the Capitol city.
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