The state Capitol in Pierre. (Getty Images)
Secretary of State-Elect Monae Johnson announced Thomas J. Deadrick as Deputy Secretary of State on Wednesday.
“As an attorney, former legislator, and former deputy, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position that will be invaluable to me.” Johnson said in a statement, “Tom has a long history of service to our state and the people of South Dakota, and I am thrilled to have him as part of my team.”
Deadrick practiced law around the state and served as the state’s attorney in Turner and Charles Mix counties. He also served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2003-2010 and was Speaker of the House from 2007-2008.
Deadrick previously served as Deputy of Business Services from 2015-2018 under former Secretary of State Shantel Krebs. He served as an Assistant Attorney General for South Dakota since 2019.
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