From the Constitution Party of South Dakota’s website, July 1st, 2016:
The Constitution Party of South Dakota welcomes Lora Hubbel as one of our newest members of the party.Her long-standing reputation for principles over party politics and truth over partisan rhetoric is a great fit for the Constitution Party where principles always matter.Lora will be joining us at the upcoming state convention in Sioux Falls on Saturday, July 9th. Come out and make her feel welcome. Reserve your seat today!
Hubbel is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She first ran for office in 2006, coming 8th out of 11 candidates in the nonpartisan election for Mayor of Sioux Falls with 662 votes (2.2%). In 2010 she was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 11. She did not run for re-election in 2012, instead running against incumbent Republican State Senator Deb Peters of the 9th Senate District. She was defeated by Peters, 363 votes (47.27%) to 405 (52.73%). She is also a former chair of the Minnehaha County Republican Party.
She ran for the Republican nomination for Governor of South Dakota in the 2014 election, challenging incumbent Republican Dennis Daugaard. She lost to Daugaard in the primary, polling 14,196 votes (19.13%) to his 60,017 (80.87%). She was subsequently announced as the new running mate of Independent candidate Mike Myers, replacing his initial running mate, who dropped out due to a family illness. Secretary of State of South Dakota Jason Gant refused to remove Collier’s name, saying that state law had no provision for replacing an Independent candidate on the ballot. In July, Myers sued the Secretary of State to allow him to change his running mate and on August 18, federal judge Lawrence L. Piersol of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota ruled in Myers’ favour.
The Michael Myers/ Lora Hubbel gubernatorial ticket received 11,377 votes, or 4.10% of the vote.
Earlier, on June 22nd, 2016, the Constitution Party of South Dakota posted information about its upcoming state convention:
The 2016 Constitution Party of South Dakota state convention will be held on July 9, 2016.
Come join us as we nominate Constitutionist candidates for the November 2016 South Dakota ballot!
We already have chosen a fantastic Presidential ticket for 2016 so now it is time to nominate the Castle/Bradley Electors, new state party officers, legislative, congressional and statewide candidates.
The state convention will be held in Sioux Falls at the main library, 200 S. Dakota Avenue, Rooms A&B starting at 1:45 PM on Saturday, July 9th.
All are welcome to attend but only Constitution Party of South Dakota members will be allowed to vote and/or have their name entered into nomination for any office so get your voter registration done early if you are not already a party member.
Early Bird State Convention registration must be done by July 1, 2016.
Regular registration by July 6, 2016.
Reserve your seat today!
Visit the Constitution Party of South Dakota website here.