PIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota lawmaker known for controversial social media posts has resigned. State Sen. Lyndi DiSanto, R-Box Elder, announced her resignation in a Facebook post that she accepted a new position with a Montana real estate brokerage and plans to be completely moved into her new home near Red Lodge by Jan. 1.

DiSanto served in the state House of Representatives from 2015 to 2018. She was elected to the Senate last November.

"It is a beautiful place that moves my heart and stirs my soul," DiSanto wrote in the post.


DiSanto made headlines during her time as a lawmaker for sharing a meme on Facebook that read "All Lives Splatter" two years ago. Most recently, DiSanto was issued a no-trespass order after a report was filed by the Box Elder Police Department alleging that DiSanto was harassing a woman on DiSanto's Facebook page, "Lynne Seeks Truth" which delves into the disappearance of Serenity Dennard, a 9-year-old girl who ran away from the Black Hills Children's Home on Feb. 3 and has yet to be found.

DiSanto has since continued to raise awareness of missing people through her Facebook page and has created a reward fund to help cover the costs of the search efforts for Dennard.