- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed former state legislator Kim Vanneman to the South Dakota Transportation Commission to fill Bob Benson’s old seat.

Department of Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist announced the appointment on Friday. Benson’s term ran out it April 2015, and Vanneman’s appointment is immediately effective.

Vanneman, of Ideal, served in the state House of Representatives from 2008 through 2012. She served on legislative summer study committees dealing with transportation issues during her time in the Legislature.

Vanneman and her husband own a farming operation.

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