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Rich Sattgast

Rich Sattgast

Rich graduated from Spearfish High School and later earned his B.S. in Political Science, with a minor in Business Administration at Black Hills State University.

After High School, Sattgast joined the U.S. Army, where he has spent over 20 years in the military, including being stationed as part of the Occupational Force in Berlin in the 1980's, Desert Storm in the 1990's, and the South Dakota National Guard in the new millennium.

After Desert Storm, Rich moved out of state to work on his M.P.A in the field of Public Affairs, Political and Government Processes at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. At the age of thirty, Rich decided he valued his family and the South Dakota way of life and returned home to a position with the Secretary of State.

Rich's political experience includes serving in the Legislature as a Legislative Intern and later as a Lobbyist Intern. Rich has also taken an active role in civic and community activities by being a member of the VFW, the American legion, the Disabled American Veterans and serves as Treasurer of the Pierre Athletic Booster Club.

First elected to statewide office as State Auditor in 2002 and in 2006, Rich is now proud to serve the people of South Dakota as their State Treasurer.

Rich and his wife Penny have worked together to make Pierre their home. Penny is the past fundraising chair for the Siouxland Republican Women and current Co-Chair of CENKOTA Republican Women.