Democrats Select At-Large and PLEO Delegates for National Convention
SIOUX FALLS, SD –
The South Dakota Democratic Party’s Central Committee selected At-Large and Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) Delegates to the Democratic National Convention at its meeting Saturday, June 25.
Because of the close result in South Dakota’s June 7 Presidential Primary in which Secretary Hillary Clinton garnered 51 percent of the vote and Senator Bernie Sanders received 49 percent, each candidate was awarded one PLEO and two At-Large delegates.
The PLEO and At-Large delegates selected were:
PLEO: Mark Winegar
At-Large: Rachel Caesar and Randall Sanderson
PLEO: Paula Hawks
At-Large: Rick Weiland and Jennifer Slaight-Hansen.
South Dakota will have a total of 25 voting delegates at the Democratic National Convention, held in Philadelphia July 25-28. Twenty of those delegates are pledged to a presidential candidate and awarded proportionally based on the results of the June 7th Democratic Primary Election. Along with the two PLEO and four At-Large Delegates selected Saturday, fourteen District-Level Delegates were selected at a Statewide Caucus held in March in Pierre:
Sanders District-Level Delegates
Alli Moran, Dylan Workman, Clara Hart, Cully Williams, Margaret Potts, Paul Schipper*, Allison Renville, Alternate: John Stielow
Clinton District-Level Delegates
Scott Parsley, Carrie Ackerman Rice, Shawn Bordeaux, Lee Ann Pierce, BJ Motley, Cecilia Firethunder, Jeff Wilka, Alternate: Rachelle Norberg
South Dakota has five unpledged delegates: Former Senator Tom Daschle, State Chair Ann Tornberg, State Vice-Chair Joe Lowe, State Democratic National Committeewoman Sharon Stroschein, and State Democratic National Committeeman Bill Walsh. Walsh was selected by the State Central Committee at its meeting to complete the term of former Committeeman Nick Nemec, and was elected to a full four-year term by the South Dakota Democratic State Convention earlier Saturday.
*Paul Schipper replaced Miller Cannizzaro on June 17, 2016