Representative Stephanie Sauder announce candidacy for District 4 Senate

BRYANT, S.D.(KWAT)–Republican State Representative Stephanie Sauder of Bryant has announced she’ll be a candidate for a State Senate seat in next year’s Republican Primary election.

Sauder is a first term lawmaker, elected to the House of Representatives in 2022.

She’s a former teacher, newspaper publisher and mayor in Bryant.

She announced she’s running for the District 4 Senate seat that’s now held by Senator John Wiik of Big Stone City, who’ll be term-limited next year, leaving the seat open.

District 4 includes the counties of Clark, rural Codington, Hamlin, Deuel, Grant and Roberts. The Republican primary election will be June 4, 2024.