I’d heard rumblings that someone out of Pierre was looking at serving as the SDGOP’s next chair.
And those rumors are confirmed tonight as a group letter has been issued from the top of the party’s ticket endorsing former SD Secretary of Labor Pam Roberts as their candidate of choice for Republican State Party chairwoman. Roberts had also served in other roles including Chief of Operations under Governor Janklow.
Pam’s a sharp, and well organized person, and brings a slightly different dynamic to the SDGOP than that of ad man Craig Lawrence. But she’s no less experienced, and should not disappoint.
Pam’s not the first woman to serve as GOP chair. If memory serves, Pat Adam of Pierre, and Arlene Ham of Rapid City had previously served in the role in the 70’s/80’s.
Candidates will be voted on at an upcoming Republican Central Committee Meeting.