Jon Hansen

The 2023 House floor vote for speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives. (Joshua Haiar/SD Searchlight)

Speaker vote makes history and reveals extent of Republican rift

BY: - January 12, 2023

When Jon Hansen was passed over for speaker of the state House of Representatives this week, he made history and revealed a rift of historic proportions in the Republican Party.  Hansen, R-Dell Rapids, was the speaker pro tempore last year. That should have made him a shoe-in for speaker of the House when representatives needed […]