LaRive announces Senate candidacy

Expanding Medicaid and fighting methamphetamine use will be key issues in her campaign for the District 30 state Senate seat, says Karla LaRive of Hot Springs. The chairwoman of the Fall River County Democrats will challenge Republican Lance Russell, also of Hot...

Aberle announces House candidacy

Nik Aberle, a Democrat from Rapid City, has announced his candidacy for a state House of Representatives seat in District 32. Aberle said he is from Aberdeen and has lived in Rapid City for four years. He works for a regional tourism association. Aberle said he...

Monthly Meeting Location Change

The monthly Pennington County Democratic Party meetings are now being held at Computer Village. Special thanks to Jim Hadd, Candidate for SD District 33 House of Representatives for donating this space to hold our monthly meetings. Jim has also invited the Pennington...

Upcoming Events

  1. Candidate Training

    August 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Candidate Training

    August 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Pennington County Democratic Party August 2018 Business Meeting

    August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Pennington County Democratic Party August 2018 Business Meeting

    August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. 2018 Labor Day Rally – Picnic & Get Out the Vote

    September 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
On behalf of the Pennington County Democrats and myself, I thank you for all you have done for the South Dakota Democratic Party. Every effort was appreciated, whether it was running for office or volunteering to help the candidates. You sacrificed precious time, energy and personal finances in the hope of making a difference by offering an alternative to the single party system in South Dakota. Regrettably, your hard work and efforts were not recognized by the majority. Obviously, the voters made the decision to reject the opportunity to make change a reality.
I struggle to make sense of the dialogue advocating for change and limiting incumbency, and then reelecting the same candidates or those who are like minded. The number of initiatives, referendums and proposed Constitutional Amendments, and subsequent adoption of some of these changes further supports the need for more than single party rule in South Dakota.
I cannot imagine how disappointed you may feel, but I hope the experience was not so severe as to discourage you from volunteering with the Pennington County Democratic Party or seeking an elected office in the immediate future. I look forward to continuing our relationship and holding the majority party accountable.
Gratefully Yours and Proud to be a Democrat,

Leon Fenhaus, Chairman Pennington County Democrats