The following is a press release from the Constitution Party of South Dakota which was published on July 11th, 2016:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kurt Evans won the CP’s nomination for the US Senate at the Constitution Party of South Dakota’s state convention that was held on Saturday, July 9th in Sioux Falls. We are happy to have Kurt back in our party after a long hiatus. He was a delegate to our national convention back in 1996 when the party was still under the original party name of the “US Taxpayers’ Party”. Welcome back Kurt!
Presidential Nominee Darrell Castle joined the convention live via Skype with updates on his campaign and a live Q&A session with the state convention attendees.
Lori Stacey decided not to seek re-election as State Chairman. She had recently been elected as the new Regional Co-Chairman for the 12 Midwestern states at the National Convention which took place in Salt Lake City in April.
Lora Hubbel was elected as the new State Chairman of the Constitution Party of South Dakota! We also elected Joel Bergan as the new State Vice-Chairman. Lori Stacey will serve as State Party Treasurer and Secretary.
Wayne Schmidt of Mobridge was nominated for the State House, District 23. Wayne has run for this legislative seat in the past and we wish him well on his new campaign.
We also nominated 3 Presidential Electors for our Presidential ticket of Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley. Their campaign website can be found here.
ATPR Notes: Kurt Evans was the 2014 Libertarian Party candidate for state auditor; he won two counties, netting 20.05% of the vote in a two-way race with an incumbent. Lora Hubbel was a former Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2011-2013. Hubbel was also a 2014 independent candidate for lieutenant governor, running on a ticket with Michael J. Myers. The ticket received 4.1% of the vote.
According to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, there is a pending lawsuit that will determine if the Constitution Party of South Dakota’s U.S. House candidate and State House candidate will be on the ballot in November. Read more here. Darrell Castle is already on the state ballot for president.