SD PUC Chair announce this will be his last term

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Gary Hanson, who was reelected last year, says this will be his last term in elective office.

He says he has enjoyed all of his public service.

Hanson says he wanted to get his future plans on the table.

Hanson says his announcement gives anyone who wants to run for the PUC plenty of time to think about it.

Hanson, who is 71, was first elected to the PUC in 2002. He also served two terms as Mayor of Sioux Falls and three terms in the state Senate.