PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The two District 24 House seats will be filled by one new and one familiar face, as two Pierre citizens won Tuesday’s election for the legislature. Tim Rounds and Mary Duvall were the top vote getters in the Republican race for the local House seat. Rounds previously served as a District 24 Representative and Duvall has been involved in the legislature throughout the years; including as a legislative liaison and lobbyist. Duvall said Tuesday after learning of her win that she believes her door-to-door campaign to meet with people face-to-face helped gain support from voters.
Duvall plans to visit with Rounds to begin to discuss how best to serve District 24 when the 2013 session gets underway in January.
Mark Venner was also on the ballot for House on Tuesday and Duvall says she believes that all three ran very positive campaigns for the primary.
Rounds sat out of the legislature for two years after serving District 24 from 2003 to 2010. He says he’s returning to the Capitol after having the viewpoint of watching the legislative process from the outside.
Rounds congratulated Duvall and hopes Venner will return to public service again.
Duvall received 2,414 votes, Rounds’ vote tally was 2,288 and Venner received support from 2,015 voters.
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