PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Farmer and businessman David L. Anderson has been appointed to the vacant seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Monday that he was appointed Anderson to represent District 16, which includes all of Union County and portions of Lincoln County. Anderson replaces Patty Miller, who resigned earlier this year.

Anderson is the owner of Canton Insurance Agency and the president of the Farm Mutual Insurance Company of Lincoln County. He also farms near Hudson.

Anderson says he is honored to the serve the people of District 16 and looks forward to working with other elected officials.

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