Bylaws › SECTION III
STATE EXECUTIVE BOARD
A. Voting Members (54)
1. State Chairman
2. National Committeeman
3. National Committeewoman
4. State Vice-Chairman
5. State Secretary
6. State Treasurer
7-41. 35 Elected Legislative District Directors
42-45. Four members appointed at large by the State Chairman
46. State Finance Chairman
47. President, Women’s Federation
48. One Constitutional Officer as selected by the Republican elected Constitutional Officers including elected Public Utilities Commissioners. The selection of a Constitutional Officer shall be made after each general election.
49-50. Republican Majority or Minority Leader of the House and Senate from State Legislature
51. Governor, if Republican
52. Chairman, Teen-Age Republicans
53. Chairman, College Republicans
54. Chairman, Young Republicans
B. Ex Officio Non-Voting Members
1. Republican U.S. Senators
2. Republican U.S. Congressman
3. All statewide elected officials who are not voting members
4. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, if Republican
5. Lieutenant Governor, if Republican
6. Any other person appointed by the Chairman with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
Proxies shall be allowed for voting on the State Executive Board under the following circumstances:
1. All proxies must be in writing, signed by the person giving the proxy and shall be assigned only to another voting member of the executive board.
2. No voting member of the Executive Board can hold the proxy of more than one absent voting member of the Executive Board.
2. Powers and Duties:
A. Prepare written job descriptions for Executive Director and other personnel.
B. Employ the Executive Director and other personnel.
C. Fix the salary of the State Chairman and the Executive Director.
D. Set the bond of the State Secretary-Treasurer, as required.
E. Approve the annual budget of the State Chairman.
F. Approve the annual plan of Party goals and objectives of the State Chairman, and see that such goals and objectives are carried out.
G. Create needed standing committees and shall upon request of a majority of county chairmen create subcommittees to propose recommendations regarding the creation of new standing committees.
H. Carry out the bylaws of the State Central Committee subject to the will of the State Central Committee.
I. Act for the State Central Committee between meetings of the State Central Committee.
3. Meetings: regular meetings of the State Executive Board shall be held at the call of the state. No less than two meetings shall be held annually. Meetings shall be held at a time and place designated by the state chairman. Special meetings may be called upon written call of five members of the Executive Board. A quorum consists of one-third (1/3) of the voting members of the State Executive Board, (appearing in person or by proxy or by telephone teleconference, or other electronic (audio or video) means).
4. Procedure for electing Legislative District Directors to the State Executive Board.
A. The Legislative districts shall be consistent with Legislative Districts as defined by SDCL 2-2-25.
B. At the State Central committee meeting held in January or February each odd numbered year, the county chairman, the state central committeeman, and committeewoman from each Legislative District shall caucus and elect one director and one alternate director who shall be of the opposite sex, except in multi-district counties as hereafter provided.
C. A multi-district county is any county containing two or more legislative districts within its boundaries.
1. Multi-district counties shall within 30 days prior to the Central Committee meeting specified in B above notice and elect a director and alternate director as stated in B above and report the election results at the central committee meeting.
2. The county chairman in multi-district counties shall hold the position of Legislative Director in the district in which he or she resides. The alternate director, to be elected, shall be of the opposite sex.
D. If a county is split between two or more legislative districts, the county chairman, committeeman and woman shall participate and vote for the election of the director and alternate director in all such districts. The county chairman, county vice-chairman, committeeman and woman may only serve as elected directors or alternate directors in the legislative district in which he or she resides. If the county chairman, county vice chairman, committeeman and committeewoman do not reside in the legislative district, then a precinct committeeman or precinct committeewoman residing in the legislative district may be elected as director or alternate director.
E. The elected alternate director shall automatically serve in the absence of the elected director. In the event of a vacancy by death, resignation or otherwise, the elected alternate director shall serve the remainder of the term.
F. The voting shall be one vote for each Central Committee member present representing the Legislative District. A simple majority of those present is required to elect.
G. Any Legislative District member or alternate on the State Executive Board must be either a county chairman, a county vice-chairman, a state central committeeman or a state central committeewoman, except multi-district counties. If the county chairman, county vice chairman, committeeman and committeewoman do not reside in the legislative district, then a precinct committeeman or precinct committeewoman residing in the legislative district may be elected as director or alternate director or may be appointed by the state chairman pursuant to Section III B line 6 and with consent of a majority of the county chairmen from within the district in which the unfilled position exists.
H. Duties of the Legislative District Director
1. Assist the state Party with candidate recruitment;
2. Hold district fundraisers;
3. Assist the counties in their legislative district with fund raisers;
4. Assist the state Party with fund raisers; and
5. Serve on the state Party executive board.