About the Party

The South Dakota Republican Party believes that the fundamental principles of the Republican Party are rooted in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of South Dakota. The Party supports the preservation of our Republic, its ideals and institutions for the good of all Americans and adamantly opposes the erosion of these cherished freedoms.

The South Dakota Republican Party believes the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, liberty and integrity must be honored. The Party supports our heritage of religious freedom and personal responsibility.

The South Dakota Republican Party believes in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, gender, age or ability.

The South Dakota Republican Party recognizes the free enterprise system and the work ethic of our people as the foundation of our economic success and security.

The South Dakota Republican Party believes the 21st Century requires continued responsible leadership. Leadership must neither burden nor hinder individual rights and efforts. Leadership must also be mindful of the Republican Platform and the fundamental principles of the Constitution of the United States of America. We believe the most effective and responsible government is government closest to the people.

The South Dakota Republican Party believes the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations. The best government is that which governs least.

We believe South Dakota is a great place to live, raise and nurture a family, and provide opportunity for everyone. To these ends, and for the people of South Dakota, the Republican Party offers, pledges, and commits itself to the following platform.

  • Party Leadership

    The South Dakota Republican Party is led by Co-Chairman Craig Lawrence and Co-Chairman Kim Vanneman. The executive team is elected...

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  • Elected Officials

    South Dakota's Republican leaders representing us nationally in Washington, D.C. are Senator John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem....

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  • Republican Groups

    Many different groups represent the South Dakota Republican Party. From Republican women groups to the teenage republicans, there are opportunities...

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  • Bylaws

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  • Our Platform

    Preamble The South Dakota Republican Party believes that the fundamental principles of the Republican Party are rooted in the Declaration...

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