Representative Wil Mortenson reflect on Jim Soyer’s life

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- A long time fixture in the administrations of numerous South Dakota governors has passed away.  Jim Soyer died in Sioux Falls Friday.  Soyer was Chief of Staff to former Governor Bill Jankow and played a role as a staffer to former Governors George S. Mickleson, Walter Dale Miller, Mike Rounds and Dennis Daugaard.  Current District 24 Representative Will Mortenson first met Soyer as a 20 year-old staffer to Daugaard.

Mortenson says Soyer made a big impact on South Dakota politics.

Mortenson enjoyed the time he spent learning from Soyer.

Services for Jim Soyer are pending with the Miller Funeral Chapel in Sioux Falls.