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South Dakota Candidates

Below are the candidates running for open positions in the 2018 general election. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. Get out and vote!

US House Of Representatives

U.S. House of Representatives is one of two chambers for the federal legislature. Representatives begin the legislation process, offer amendments, and serve on committees

U.S. House of Representatives - South Dakota At-Large Congressional District

Governor

The Governor is the head of the executive branch of South Dakota's state government and serves as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.

South Dakota Governor

Secretary Of State

Official responsible for maintaining state records and managing elections

South Dakota Secretary of State

State Attorney General

Chief law enforcement officer and legal advisor to the state government

South Dakota Attorney General

State Auditor

Official responsible for vetting state finances

South Dakota State Auditor

State Treasurer

Official responsible for receiving and managing state public funds

South Dakota State Treasurer

State Superintendent Of Schools

The South Dakota Commissioner of School and Public Lands is an elected, constitutional officer in the executive branch of the South Dakota state government. The office is charged with supervising lands designated for educational use by the federal government, among other varioU.S. duties. The commissioner is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The South Dakota Commissioner of School and Public lands has several duties prescribed by Article VIII of the South Dakota Constitution. The office was mainly created to deal with lands designated for educational use by the federal government. Section 4 lays out the details for appraising such school lands that might be sold. It states that the commissioner sits on a board of appraisers that evaluate all school lands that are to be sold. This is board also includes the auditor and county superintendent of schools. Section 6 describes that such sales are to be conducted through the commissioner's office. All sales are subject to approval by the governor. Section 9 details the commissioner's role in leasing these lands. Other duties of the commissioner of school and public lands include: Managing Permanent Trust Fund; Issuing and maintaining grazing leases; Inspecting and repairing state owned CCC and WPA Dams; Issuing and monitoring all mineral leases for the State;Controlling noxioU.S. weeds on school and public lands, state-owned dams and meandered lakes; Recording land transactions for easements on rights-of-way and state-owned lands; Purchasing and selling property as requested by the legislature or other state agencies; Issues Seismic Permits on state-owned mineral acres. The salary for this position is $85,629.

South Dakota Commissioner of School and Public Lands

State Public Services Board / Public Regulation / Corporation Commissioner (Ok)

Member of a board which regulates customer utility standards

South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner

State Legislative Upper House

Legislative authority and responsibilities include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.

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State Legislative Lower House

Legislative authority and responsibilities include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.

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