Johnson set to serve a third term as South Dakota’s lone congressman

By: - November 8, 2022 9:40 pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson will serve another term as the state’s lone U.S. Congressman. The AP called the race Tuesday night for Johnson with 80% of the vote.

Johnson lauded Republican wins in the U.S. House during his speech.

US Rep. Dusty Johnson gives a victory speech at the GOP watch party in Sioux Falls (SD Searchlight/John Hult).

“I am going to bring the same can-do attitude to the majority that I brought to the minority,” Johnson said.

The crowd at the Hilton Garden Inn erupted in cheers as Johnson declared “we will have a new Speaker of the House.”

The self-described workhorse from Mitchell faced Libertarian Collin Duprel. He said the results tell him the Republican party has a strong base – “but there is a dent in the armor,” Duprel said.

The Democratic candidate, Ryan Ryder, withdrew from the race after coming under scrutiny for tweets he made from a personal account.

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Joshua Haiar
Joshua Haiar

Joshua Haiar is a reporter based in Sioux Falls. Born and raised in Mitchell, he joined the Navy as a public affairs specialist after high school and then earned a degree from the University of South Dakota. Prior to joining South Dakota Searchlight, Joshua worked for five years as a multimedia specialist and journalist with South Dakota Public Broadcasting.