Tuesday, May 25, 2010

[PenDems (203)] Press Release: Pennington County Dems to Select State Convention Delegates

Good Morning!
the following went to the RCJ last week, will they print it?
The following people have expressed a desire to serve as delegates:
John Willman and Curt Pochardt.
Please attend the May 27th Pendem meeting or contact anyone on the County E-Board if you are interested in attending the State Convention in Sioux Falls on June 25 - 26th as a VOTING delegate.  All precinct committee men and women are invited as non voting delegates as are all candidates.
Thanks for your service,

Jeff Nelsen
Pennington County Democratic Party
605-390-9966 (c)




For more information contact Jeff Nelsen, 348-4626 (home) or 390-9966 (cell)




RAPID CITY - -  The Pennington County Democratic Party will select delegates for the state party convention and hear a presentation by PUC candidate John Zaiko at a meeting Thursday, May 27. The South Dakota Democratic Party Convention is set for June 24-26 in Sioux Falls.


County Chairman Jeff Nelsen said the local committee will elect nine delegates to attend the state convention, where participants will choose a running mate for gubernatorial candidate Scott Heidepriem, nominate a slate of candidates for statewide constitutional offices, and vote on a platform of issues from alternative energy to open government.


Zaiko, of Pierre, is seeking the party's nod for a seat on the Public Utilities Commission. In April, the Democratic Central Committee voted to recommend a slate of candidates to the convention, including Julie Bartling for State Auditor, Ben Nesselhuf for Secretary of State, and Doyle Karpen for the PUC seat.  The recommendation, however, does not preclude additional nominations at the convention, and Zaiko has pledged to continue his campaign and make his case to convention delegates.


Meetings of the Pennington County Democratic Party are open to registered Democrats and begin at 7 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 922 E. Saint Patrick St.