Grab a free hot dog and meet your Democratic candidates for South Dakota governor (Jamie Smith) and the US Senate (Brian Bengs) at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at McKennan Park in Sioux Falls!
Minnehaha County Democratic Party
Please welcome MCDP Committee Chair Erik Muckey
On April 5th, Erik Muckey was elected Chair of the Minnehaha County Democratic Party. Originally from Corsica, SD, Erik has been a resident of the Sioux Falls area for more than five years. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a BBA in Economics. Erik also has a Master of Business Administration…Read more Please welcome MCDP Committee Chair Erik Muckey
Local elections—Why bother!
Well, simply put, because they’re important. Maybe more important than the highly partisan, hourly media-covered, national elections of recent years. In 2020’s presidential election, 67% of registered voters cast ballots, yet on average among our 350 largest cities, less than 15% of eligible voters cast a ballot at the municipal level. Appalling! For entertainment value,…Read more Local elections—Why bother!
President Biden Announces Key Regional Appointments for USDA
SDDP Congratulates Nikki Gronli on Biden Administration Appointment South Dakota Democratic Party Vice Chair and Minnehaha County Democratic Chair Nikki Gronli has been appointed by the Biden Administration as South Dakota’s State Director of Rural Development in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). She has resigned from her roles with the Party to accept this…Read more President Biden Announces Key Regional Appointments for USDA
Joint Democratic Leadership Column – Week 9
Pierre, SD (March 11, 2022) - We are here in Pierre finishing up the last week of the 97th legislative session. Democrats have worked hard to get things done for the people of South Dakota. We have had a variety of successes, both with our own legislation and fighting against bills that would ultimately hurt our state. We all…Read more Joint Democratic Leadership Column – Week 9
Opinion: South Dakota voters need to critically examine candidates and leadership.￼
So, what’s so bad about single-party rule in South Dakota? It makes voting easier, you know who’s gonna win before election and what difference does it make; both parties are gonna feather their own beds, anyway, right? Unfortunately, that’s true of more Republicans than of any Democrats. In the last few years, we have seen…Read more Opinion: South Dakota voters need to critically examine candidates and leadership.￼
Democratic Leadership Column from Jamie Smith – Week 8
PIERRE, SD (March 4th, 2022) – Greetings from Pierre! Having just completed the eighth week of the Ninety-Seventh Legislative Session, we are nearing the end, with one week remaining. Many bills have yet to be heard on the floor and the pressure continues to mount as we flesh out the budget. Recently, we heard bills focusing…Read more Democratic Leadership Column from Jamie Smith – Week 8
Democratic Leadership Column from Jamie Smith – Week 6
PIERRE, SD (February 18th, 2022) – Greetings from Pierre! We have just completed the sixth week of the Ninety-Seventh Legislative Session. Things are ramping up once again with Crossover Day around the corner and many committees doing double duty with morning and afternoon hearings. Regardless, we are working tirelessly in the best interest of the…Read more Democratic Leadership Column from Jamie Smith – Week 6
Democratic Leadership Column from Jamie Smith – Week 4
PIERRE, SD (January 2, 2022) - Greetings from Pierre! It is now the third week of the legislative session where the pace is keeping everyone busy. This year, the body has introduced more bills by the fourth week of session than all of 2021. This is partially due to medical marijuana legislation but shows the…Read more Democratic Leadership Column from Jamie Smith – Week 4
Democratic Leadership Column – Week 2
PIERRE, SD (January 21, 2021) – Greetings from Pierre, it is week two of the legislative session and we have started to get into the swing of things with committees starting to meet and bills moving though. We have had multiple members of the legislature out due to Covid but we continue to do the…Read more Democratic Leadership Column – Week 2