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Senate confirms appointments to state commissions

PIERRE — Mary Anne Boyd, of Yankton, received approval Wednesday from the state Senate for her reappointment to the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Commission.

The vote was 35-0 to confirm the governor's decision.

"She is a great listener and advocate," Sen. Gary Cammack, R-Union Center, said about Boyd.

Senators also consented unanimously to two other choices made by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

They confirmed:

• The appointment of Jamie Huizenga, of Pierre, to the South Dakota Lottery Commission; and

• Reappointment of James Breckenridge, of Sioux Falls, to the South Dakota Building Authority.

Lt. Gov. Matt Michels moved to Thursday the re-appointment of Steven Zellmer, of Rapid City, to the building authority.

Sen. Lance Russell, R-Hot Springs, requested the change.