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Stace Nelson to run for House in District 19

State Rep. Stace Nelson, RFulton, officially announced his Republican candidacy Monday for a House seat in District 19. The district includes part of Bon Homme, along with Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson and McCook counties.

Nelson is a fourth-generation South Dakotan whose family originally homesteaded near Lake Andes. He grew up in Salem, Sioux Falls and rural Mitchell.

Nelson served in the Marines for 13½ years as a military policeman, marksmanship instructor, criminal investigator and as an NCIS special agent.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Marines Corps due to injuries suffered in the line of duty, Nelson continued his law enforcement career as a civilian working as an NCIS investigator until his retirement from federal service after a combined federal tenure of 23½ years.