PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Rapid City businessman Alan Solano to represent District 32 in the South Dakota Senate.

Solano will succeed Stan Adelstein, who resigned last month for health reasons.

Solano is CEO of Behavior Management Systems Inc., a provider of behavioral and mental health services. He's a lifelong resident of Rapid City and a graduate of Black Hills State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration.

He's a board member of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, the South Dakota Council of Community Mental Health Centers and the South Dakota Council of Substance Abuse Directors. He served last year on the Governor's Employment Works Task Force.

Daugaard says Solano is a leader in his field and in his community. Solano says he's honored and excited.

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