Ryan Brunner talks about his new position within Governor Noem’s administration

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Ryan Brunner, the current Commissioner of South Dakota School and Public Lands will be stepping down at the end of the month, to become a senior advisor to Governor Kristi Noem.

Brunner says his focus will be on the legislative session.

Brunner says he will continue to track bills that could impact Schools & Public Lands.

Brunner was elected Commissioner in 2014. Noem has appointed former School & Public Lands Commissioner Jarrod Johnson to head the office until a new Commissioner is elected and seated in January.