SDDP Elects New State Officers

Chamberlain – The voting members of the South Dakota Democratic Party 2010 State Central Committee have elected a new State Officers.

The new SDDP Leadership Team is:

Ben Nesselhuf for State Chair

Deb Knecht for Vice Chair

Bill Nibbelink for Treasurer

Julie Bartling for Secretary

“We had an exciting race for Chair that energized our base and engaged the media in the growth of our Party. Many new ideas and ways to advance the South Dakota Democratic Party emerged from across the state and will benefit the new leaders,” said outgoing State Democratic Chair Cheryl Chapman.

The Committee thanked outgoing State Democratic Chair Cheryl Chapman for her service in this past year and a half.

“This is an exciting time for the Democratic Party in South Dakota and I am ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities we face. Since declaring my candidacy three weeks ago, I have received feedback from Democrats across the state and I look forward to building my Back to Basics plan with all party members,” said newly elected State Democratic Chair Ben Nesselhuf.

“I am grateful to have this opportunity to serve as Vice Chair of the SDDP. We have a lot of work to do and I’m excited to partner with Ben Nesselhuf to rejuvenate the Democratic Party,” said newly elected State Democratic Vice Chair Deb Knecht.

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