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.