Representative Steven Haugaard announced Wednesday he will primary Governor Noem

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- Republican Representative Steven Haugaard of Sioux Falls has announced he will run against incumbent Governor Kristi Noem in next June’s primary election.

Haugaard, in his announcement, says its about rights and liberty.

Haugaard says Noem caved by vetoing a bill dealing with transgender students and sports.

Haugaard says in a republican primary, issues matter more than money.

Haugaard will finish his fourth term in the House, and was also Speaker for one term.

District 3 Representative Carl Perry talks about Haugaard work ethic.

Perry believes it will be difficult to defeat Governor Noem.

Noem announced her reelection plans last week.