State Rep. Mark Mickelson (R), “the Sioux Falls lawmaker who has been considered a favorite to be the state’s next governor, says he has decided not to run for the job when it’s open in 2018. Mickelson, 50, had raised about $1 million for a campaign against potential GOP primary rivals.”
Rep. Kristi Noem (R) “said she was giving a run for governor ‘serious consideration,’ while [state] Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) said he was ‘preparing to run.’” (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) is term-limited in 2018.