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Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former Majority Leader Roger McKellips





            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, August 23, 2017

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

                                   

 

Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former Majority Leader Roger McKellips

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ordering flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Saturday, Aug. 26, to honor the life of former state Sen. Roger McKellips.                                                                                                                                          

McKellips represented his hometown of Alcester and the surrounding area in the South Dakota Senate from 1977 to 1978 and 1981 to 1994. During his legislative tenure, McKellips served as assistant minority leader, minority leader and majority leader.

 

McKellips was also the Democratic nominee for governor in 1978.

 

McKellips, 94, passed away on Friday and his funeral will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, in Alcester.

 

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