GOP Leadership

  • Dan Lederman

    Chair

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    (605) 610-1479

    Office Address:
    725 Indian Wells Court
    Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

    Mailing Address:
    Box 1099, Pierre SD 57501

    Dan Lederman has served as Union County GOP Chairman since 2005. His public service roles have included County Commissioner, State Representative and State Senator. He lives in Dakota Dunes and is the father of three children.

  • Linda Rausch

    Vice Chair

    Linda moved back to South Dakota in 2001 after a 26 year career in manufacturing, engineering and construction management.  She is a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  She is serving her second term as a Meade County Commissioner and sells real estate.  She has been the Meade County Republican Chair and the Meade County Republican Women's Chair.  She has been a State Committee Woman from Meade County for the last 8 years.  Linda is married to Scott.  They live on a small acreage and have horses.

  • Ried Holien

    National Committeeman

    A lifelong South Dakotan, Ried Holien is a writer and businessman in Watertown.  In 2010, he was elected to the State Senate from his hometown and served in that capacity for six years.  In 2016, Holien became the National Committeeman representing South Dakota to the Republican National Committee.  He is married (Tonya) with four children.

  • Sandye Kading

    National Committeewoman

    Sandye Kading was elected as the National Committeewoman from South Dakota in June 2012. She is a strong supporter of the Pro-Life movement and was a peer counselor at the Crisis Pregnancy Center and received training in Abortion Recovery Assistance.  Her political activities include serving as the Precinct Captain, Legislative Director, Secretary, County Chairman, State Committeewoman and Member-at-Large for the Pennington GOP, a member of the South Dakota GOP Central Committee, the NFRW Campaign Committee, and the Legislative committee and Leadership Development Committee.  Kading is a member of the SD Right to Life, and a member of the Concerned Women for America, a volunteer with Black Hills Works, a non-profit servicing people with disabilities, former 4-H leader and volunteered with the Angel Tree program on Rosebud Indian Reservation. She currently resides in Rapid City, SD with her husband Lynn, and is the mother of two grown children, Jade and David and Nanna to five grand treasures.

  • Marilyn Oakes

    Secretary

    Marilyn Oakes has been active in SD GOP since 1989 when she and her husband Art Oakes signed up as Precinct workers.  Since they she has held many positions with Custer County GOP, Republican Women of SD, and most lately as Region Six Representative to the state party. Her passion has been working on the State Platform. 

    Marilyn and Art built Buffalo Rock Lodge B and B in 1999 and it have run it ever since.  Art passed in 2014, but Marilyn continues with the B and B and other real estate management.

  • Justin Bell

    Treasurer

    Justin Bell is a native of Huron, where he graduated from Huron High School.  He attended Indiana Wesleyan University.  In college, he was highly involved in College Republicans in Indiana, both on his campus and on a state wide level.  During his time in college, he was involved in various local, statewide, and national campaigns, including Mitch Daniels’ campaign to serve as the first republican governor of Indiana in 16 years and George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign in Michigan.  Justin went on to obtain his law degree from the University of South Dakota.   While in law school, he also served as a high school debate coach for Vermillion High School.

    Justin has been highly active Republican politics since his return to South Dakota.  He currently serves as the Deputy Treasurer of the South Dakota Republican Party. He also serves as an assistant state advisor for Teen Age Republicans (TAR’s), is on the executive board of the Hughes County Republicans, and served as a South Dakota delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.  Mr. Bell has also spent countless hours volunteering for the Party and to elect both statewide and local candidates.  For his efforts, he was awarded with the “Hughes County Republican of the Year” in 2012.

    Justin currently resides in Pierre, where he has been engaged in practice of law since graduation from law school.

  • County Republican Organizations

    County Republican Organizations

    County Republican Organizations - Chairmen

    County

    First

    Last

    Aurora

    Dan

    Hargreaves

    Beadle

    Aaron

    Pilcher

    Bennett

    Karen

    Geersen

    Brookings

    Jim

    Gilkerson

    Brown

    Katie

    Washnok

    Brule

    Douglas

    Knust

    Butte

    Cassie

    Wendt

    Campbell

    Mark

    Kroontje

    Charles Mix

    Ivan

    Van Dusseldorp

    Clay

    Donna

    Schafer

    Codington

    Bret

    Holien

    Custer

    Marilyn

    Oakes

    Davison

    John

    Claggett

    Deuel

    Mary

    Klockman

    Edmunds

    Julie

    Johnson

    Fall River

    Kenneth

    Updike

    Grant

    John

    Wiik

    Haakon

    Stephanie

    Trask

    Hanson

    Jessica

    Bahmuller

    Harding

    Betty

    Olson

    Hughes

    Jason

    Williams

    Jackson

    Jeffery

    Page

    Jerauld

    Gail

    Arnott

    Jones

    Rocky

    Hayes

    Kingsbury

    Jay

    Slater

    Lake

    Troy

    Keyes

    Lawrence

    Mary

    Fitzgerald

    Lincoln

    Nathan

    Block

    Lyman

    Tonya

    Ness

    McPherson

    Charlie

    Hoffman

    Meade

    Linn

    Hendrickson

    Miner

    Shelli

    Hodgkins

    Minnehaha

    Kris

    Swanson

    Moody

    Leslie

    Heinemann

    Pennington

    Jeff

    Holbrook

    Perkins

    Mary

    Jensen

    Potter

    Justin

    Cronin

    Spink

    Larry

    Nielson

    Stanley

    Chris

    Maxwell

    Todd

    Scott

    Assman

    Tripp

    Ty

    Littau

    Turner

    Nash

    Reickholt

    Union

    Dan

    Lederman

    Walworth

    Tim

    Zabel

    Yankton

    Debra

    Bodenstedt