SDGOP Elects Delegates and Alternates for Republican National Convention

(March 19, 2016) Today over 70 delegates from counties across the state met in Pierre to elect delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 17-21.  Twenty six delegates and twenty six alternates were elected from a pool of county delegates.  In addition, the South Dakota Republican Party State Chair, National Committeeman and National Committeewoman are delegates for a total of twenty-nine delegates. 

South Dakota is a winner-take-all state and delegates are bound to vote for the Republican Presidential candidate that receives a plurality of the vote on the June 7th Primary Election.  Delegates are only bound for the first round of voting at the National Convention.

“I am very pleased with how our election process worked,” stated State Party Chairwoman Pam Roberts. “We had a lot of interest from across the state and Republicans are excited about electing a Republican new President in November.”

Governor Dennis Daugaard was elected as the Chairman of the South Dakota Delegation.  Hal Wick and Nancy Neff of Sioux Falls were elected to serve on the Platform Committee.  Roger Meyer of Yankton was elected to serve on the Credentials Committee.  David Wheeler of Huron and Sandye Kading of Rapid City were elected to serve on the Rules Committee.  John Teupel of Spearfish and Lynne DiSanto of Rapid City were elected to serve on the Committee on Permanent Organization.

Delegates (29)
Anne Beal, Coleman
Jim Bolin, Canton
Matt Bruner, White
Char Cornelius, Aberdeen
Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Pierre
Linda Daugaard, Pierre
Dynne DiSanto, Rapid City
Jason Glodt, Pierre
Bob Gray, Ft. Pierre
Dan Hargreaves, Stickney
Steve Haugaard, Sioux Falls
Phil Jensen, Rapid City
Sandye Kading, Rapid City   National Committewoman
Isaac Latterell, Sioux Falls
John Meyer, Aberdeen
Roger Meyer, Yankton
Nancy Neff, Sioux Falls
David Omdahl, Sioux Falls
Dana Randall, Mina   National Committeeman
Pam Roberts, Pierre   SDGOP Chair
Lance Russell, Hot Springs
John Teupel, Spearfish
Florence Thompson, Caputa
Judy Trzynka, Watertown
Allen Unruh, Sioux Falls
Mike Vehle, Mitchell
Dik Werner, Huron
David Wheeler, Huron
Hal Wick, Sioux Falls

Alternates (26)
Jason Ravnsborg, Yankton
Peggy Schoon, Brandon
Lana Greenfield, Doland
Mark Kroontje, Herreid
Don Greenfield, Doland
Peter Burkett, Custer
Doug Post, Volga
Debra Elliott, Belle Fourche
William Beal, Colman
Joshua Klumb, Mount Vernon
Karen Mondillo, Belle Fourche
Marilyn Wiese, Madison
Judy Jelbert, Spearfish
Betty Wyatt, Hot Springs
Kevin Nelson, Brookings
Rick Vallery, Ft. Pierre
Linn Hendrickson, Sturgis
Beau Byrd, White Lake
Wayne Bierman, Aberdeen
Karin Mueller, Black Hawk
E Steeve Smith, Mitchell
Eric Stroeder, Glenham
Ron Schreiner, Ft. Pierre
Kurt Wolf, Selby
Wanda Howey-Fox, Yankton
Dave Gillespie, Canton