SD GOP hires new Executive Director 


GOP Announces New Executive Director

The Republican Party of South Dakota announced today that Ryan Budmayr has been selected as its new Executive Director. He currently serves as Director of Business Development for Lemonly, a visual design agency in Sioux Falls. Budmayr will assume his new duties on March 1.

“Ryan brings a wealth of campaign and legislative experience to the job and we are proud to welcome him to our team,” said SD GOP Chair Pam Roberts. “This is a critical time for our nation, our state, and our party, and I know Ryan is ready to hit the ground running and help our grassroots volunteers build upon our strong majorities in this year’s elections.”

“I’m excited for this opportunity” Budmayr added. “South Dakota has some of the best conservative leadership in the country and it’s truly a privilege to join this team. I look forward to building our membership and continuing the party’s tradition of electing Republican candidates in every corner of the state.”

In 2010, Budmayr served as West River Director on the Daugaard for Governor Campaign. He served in the Office of Governor Daugaard and as a Business Development Representative and Director of International Trade in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development until 2014.

Budmayr is a Belle Fourche native. He attended the University of South Dakota, majoring in Political Science and serving as Student Body President and Chair of the South Dakota College Republicans.

21 Replies to “SD GOP hires new Executive Director ”

  1. Troy Jones

    First, Ryan is going to be absolutely excellent. Very talented and bright.

    But, it leads me to a question: Ryan Budmire (grew up in Bell Foosh, lives in Soo Falls, is moving to Peer and cut his political teeth working for Doogard) is obviously phonetically challenged. So, do we need a proof reader for the Party?

    1. Jason Glodt

      Funny. Also, Ryan will be working in Pierre a lot, especially during Session, but will continue to live in Sioux Falls.

      1. Anonymous

        If he lives in Sioux Falls he won’t be able to be the backbone of the party that you have been for the past decade+. When the ED position was in Sioux Falls before there wasn’t any supervision on the staff or party and the party nearly died in 2012.

        Glodt for ED for life!

  2. Sharon Kudlock

    Congratulations Ryan on your new job and your engagement! Belle Fourche is very proud to say you grew up here.

  3. Anonymous

    Probably will do better than the current interim. Hopefully Roberts & Budmayr make a clean break from the bad practices of the past.

  4. Anonymous

    Ryan is very personable and I hope he does a good job. My only concern from previous interactions is a lack of follow through or promising and not delivering.

    Follow through is crucial.


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