Democrat PUC Campaign being run in part by out-of-state environmental activist

Apparently there are some interesting things about the Democrat’s PUC candidate Henry Red Cloud coming to light as his campaign for the Public Utilities Commission kicks off.

First, as we learned earlier, we discovered he’s tied in with Leonard Peltier apologists, who think the convicted killer got a raw deal, and advocating for his release.

And now, in the latest, we learn that his campaign has some interesting staff.

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Apparently there are no Democrats able to handle the treasurer duties for Red Cloud who actually reside in South Dakota, so he’s outsourced it to Colorado, where Richard Fox of Fort Collins is handling all that for him. And who is Mr. Fox?

Richard Fox is the Executive Director of a Colorado environmental group “Trees, Water and People,” where he’s been associated with Red Cloud employing him for a Colorado based program for Tribal Renewable Energy.

I’m not sure which is worse – The face that there’s apparently no South Dakotans that can serve as the treasurer for the lone State campaign they have to run this year? Or the fact that for an office which makes pretty important decisions on South Dakota pipelines and other aspects of our energy infrastructure, a Colorado environmental activist is hip deep in running the campaign for the Democrat Candidate for that office?

2 Replies to “Democrat PUC Campaign being run in part by out-of-state environmental activist”

  1. Michael Wyland

    Interesting nonprofit. See their GuideStar page and click on the green hyperlink to review their latest Form 990 return:

    Most of their work is done outside the US, according to the 2014 Form 990 (the latest available). Also, Richard Fox’s name is not included on the Form 990’s required list of officers, directors, trustees, and key employees. Further, his compensation from the nonprofit is not listed, as required by IRS regulation.