July 10-Fort Pierre, South Dakota-The Democratic Party of South Dakota held the 2022 State Convention in Fort Pierre on Friday and Saturday, nominating candidates for all constitutional offices except the Chief of Attorney’s Office.
If state Republican candidate Marty Jackley does not appoint a candidate for Attorney General, he will automatically win the November general election when he becomes the 33rd Attorney General in South Dakota.
Jackley is no wonder in that position. A graduate of the University of South Dakota from Sturgis, he served as the state’s 31st Attorney General for 10 years before choosing not to run for reelection in 2018.
During the 2018 election cycle, Democrats opposed Jason Lawnsborg to South Dakota’s lifelong veteran, former US lawyer, and current Democratic chairman, Randy Siler. Sailor lost about 34,000 points in the general election.
Injured and shortened by the dismissal of crimes and torts related to the fatal crash that Lone’s Borg beat and killed a pedestrian, Loansborg’s term as attorney-at-law has been honed to state authorities, especially Governor Kristi Noem. I led him to doubt. Of the office.
After Loansborg was dismissed in the impeachment trial in June, Nome appointed Republican Mark Bargo, who led the indictment of Loansborg in the State Senate, to replace him.
By the time Jackley took office and his term ended in 2026, Kermit Sande was defeated by Biryan Crow in the 1974 election, so the Democratic Party has not taken office.
The Democratic Party failed to nominate the Attorney General, but the party nominated candidates for all six other constitutional offices.
Democratic Governor candidate Jamie Smith, who is currently a minority leader in the South Dakota House of Representatives, announced Thursday that he had elected Eden’s first state legislator Jennifer Cainz as vice-governor.
In his announcement, Smith called Kanez “a proven leader and advocate of all South Dakota.”
“I was really excited to be asked to run with Haime,” Kanez told the forum news service in a telephone interview on Thursday afternoon, the day before the state tournament began. “We got to know each other in the last two years in the Legislature. I know he is a great leader in our caucuses and a great leader in the state. increase.”
Cainz was unanimously confirmed by the party and guaranteed her location on the ticket in November of this year. Smith and Cainz oppose Nome and her current deputy governor, Larry Rhoden.
Secretary of State
Voters at the convention nominated Tom Cool of Sioux Falls as Secretary of State’s Democratic candidate.
Cour, who is currently a Managing Director of the South Dakota University Admissions Council, ran for South Dakota Senator in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2020. He was also defeated in the 2018 state auditor election.
“I want to register all voters in South Dakota. I’ll count all the votes,” Cour said. “Thanks for the nomination from the South Dakota Democratic Party.”
Chur will face Monay Johnson, who defeated incumbent Steve Barnett at the Republican Convention in June.
John Cunningham of Sioux Falls has been nominated as a candidate for the party’s Secretary of State Treasury.
Cunningham studied public administration at Harvard University and previously worked as a business analyst at Manatron, a software development company with a contract with a local government, according to his Facebook page.
“We want to ensure that all money deposited in South Dakota is treated properly, ethically and legally,” Cunningham said.
Cunningham will compete with the state’s incumbent accountant, Josh Hader, in November.
Public Utility Commission
Jeff Bath, Commissioner of Baseball, Minnehaha County, Sioux Falls, was nominated by the parties to the utility commissioner’s ticket.
A veteran retired telecommunications worker, Bath was first elected to the Minnehaha County Commission in 2006 and has since won bids for re-election every cycle.
Outside the County Commission, Bath failed to win two South Dakota parliamentary seats, winning 37% of the 2016 Senate general elections and less than 19% of the votes in four areas. I got it. 2020 election for the 25th district representative. In 2012, Bath lost the US House of Representatives Democratic primary to Matt Barilek, who later fell to Kristi Noem.
Despite the results of his previous candidate, Bath said he plans to win this time.
“It’s an honor to accept this nomination. I plan to win this election and serve the people of South Dakota as the next Public Utility Commission,” Bath said.
Bath takes over incumbent Chris Nelson in the general election.
Commissioner of school and public land
The Democratic Party has nominated Tim Azul of Wesington Springs as commissioner of school and public land.
“I’m looking forward to running. I’ll spend as much time as I need to race. I love this wonderful state and want to work for the people of South Dakota,” Azul said.
Azure will face Brock Greenfield, Clark’s current senator, in a November vote.
Stephanie Marty of Sioux Falls has been nominated for a race for state auditors.
According to LinkedIn, Marty, a former senior compliance officer at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is currently working on a transformation project as an advocate for transgender youth.
The statement from Marty was not provided by the South Dakota Democratic Party.
Marty challenges current auditor Rich Sat Gusto with a November ticket.
The Democratic Party last served in the state’s constitutional office in 2006, when Brandon’s Steve Colbeck was elected to the Public Utilities Commission.
State Republicans, who have ruled the Constitutional Office, Governor’s Office, and Legislature for many years, do not seem to be afraid to lose their control in this election cycle.
The South Dakota GOP, on its official Twitter account, sent a brutal message on Saturday, personally attacking candidates and the state’s entire Democratic Party.
“Dems, South Dakota has just announced an unnamed slate and has failed past election candidates piled up from today’s liberal clown cars,” a Republican tweet said. “They will offer little challenge to the experience and credibility of Republican candidates. Good luck …”
The attack caused many Twitter users to counterattack with comments, calling the message immature and urging voters to vote blue.
“We encourage you to consider reassigning adults to manage your Twitter account @sdgop … the spirit of middle school / high school students doesn’t cut it,” said Twitter user @PrairyFyre.
“Wow. This is a state Republican. You sound like a mean girl in junior high school. You’re in zero class, again showing no true leadership, just ridicule, snark, and discomfort. Disgusting. “@CWillyWally said.
“Vote for class. Vote for blue,” said @katjjames.
The tweet caught the attention of Democratic governor candidate Jamie Smith, who said South Dakota was fed up with nasty politics.
“This is a classless and mean politics that South Dakota is so tired of,” Smith tweeted. “It’s time to treat each other with respect and provide a true solution to South Dakota. Our state is of better value. If you’re tired of this, join my campaign. please.”
South Dakota will head for voting on November 8.