Logan Manhart residency hearing date is set

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- A June hearing date has been set to answer residency questions about a District 1 legislative candidate.

A civil lawsuit filed May 16 in Hughes County is challenging Logan Manhart’s residency qualifications as a candidate for South Dakota Legislature. The lawsuit was filed against Manhart, the South Dakota Canvassing Board and Secretary of State Steve Barnett.

Manhart has asked for more time to compile his response. But a response has been filed by Barnett, and a hearing date has been set for 10:30 a.m. June 13 in Pierre before Judge Christina Klinger.

Manhart, a Republican from Bath, is one of two Republicans and two Democrats running for the two House of Representative spots in District 1 in northeastern South Dakota.

The lawsuit was filed by Steve McCleerey of Sisseton, who previously served as a District 1 representative and is again running as a Democrat.