More replacements selected for Rep. Tieszen

Two more lawmakers were recently chosen to succeed Rep. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City, on state government panels.

Rep. Kevin Jensen, R-Canton, replaces Tieszen on the state Corrections Commission. Tieszen had been commission chairman.

The newest legislator, Rep. Doug Barthel, R-Sioux Falls, replaces Tieszen on the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision State Council. Tieszen and Barthel were previously police chiefs.

Barthel took his oath Dec. 5 to replace Rep. Don Haggar, R-Sioux Falls, who resigned to accept a leadership post for a conservative foundation.

Tieszen and brother-in-law Brent Moline drowned Nov. 22 while kayaking on a family wedding vacation.

Also reappointed recently was a third legislator, Sen. Alan Solano, R-Rapid City. He will serve another term on Council for the Interstate Compact for Juveniles.