Evidently a backlog of governor’s appointments and reappointments to state boards and commission built up in the South Dakota Secretary of State office during the final months of its previous administration.
The latest weekly LRC Register, published Wednesday, shows a burst of 36 appointments and reappointments. Twelve took effect Dec. 31. There were six Jan. 2; four Jan. 5; eight Jan. 12; one Jan. 13; and five Jan. 15.
These 36 were the first round of appointments and reappointments reported in the Register since the Nov. 10 edition.
Shantel Krebs took office as secretary of state Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. when state government reopened after the New Year holiday.
The most recent word is her staff processed approximately 1,300 pistol permits since then. Evidently a lot of public business had been left waiting for the new crew.
Krebs was elected Nov. 4 as the replacement for Jason Gant. Both are Republicans. Gant had decided against seeking a second term after Krebs filed her candidacy paperwork in late summer 2013.