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Number of Indian candidates grow

Where can you meet the candidates?

South Dakota Senate candidate Alli Moran, 27, posing with Lakota grandmother Marcella Rose LeBeau, who is celebrating her 99th birthday, says: “Please get out the vote on Nov. 6!”

South Dakota Senate candidate Alli Moran, 27, posing with Lakota grandmother Marcella Rose LeBeau, who is celebrating her 99th birthday, says: “Please get out the vote on Nov. 6!”

RAPID CITY – Following an unprecedented fundraiser here for the Native American candidates in South Dakota’s state general elections Nov. 6, the campaign hopefuls will be able to meet the public at a number of forums.

Running for South Dakota Secretary of State and for Public Utilities Commission, respectively, Alexandra Frederick (Oglala) and Wayne Frederick (Rosebud) hosted a silent art auction at Racing Magpie and Bird Cage Bookstore on Oct. 9, raising funds and encouraging potential voters to register before an Oct. 22 deadline for participation in the balloting.

Featured at the event were Dist. 28 Senate candidate Alli Moran (Cheyenne River), Dist. 27 Senate candidate Red Dawn Foster (Oglala), Dist. 26a Senate candidate Troy Heinert (Rosebud), as well as the House of Representative vote seekers: Dist. 21 Faith Spotted Eagle (Yankton), Dist. 26a Shawn Bordeaux (Rosebud), Dist. 27 Margaret Ross and Peri Pourier (both Oglala,) and Dist. 1 Tamara St. John (Sisseton Wahpeton).

All candidates can address voter concerns at the following four events on

Oct. 18

TV Forum South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Invited: U. S. House of Representatives candidates

7 p.m. Live on SDPB-TV and at

(Forum will be repeated Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. on SDPB Radio.)

Newell Forum (Voter Education Night)

Pie and coffee social, 6 p.m.

Newell School Austin Auditorium located on Dartmouth St. (in the middle of town)

Contact sabrina.harmon@

Piedmont Forum

Invited: South Dakota Attorney General candidates

Elk Creek Steak House, 6 p.m.

Sponsor – South Dakota Citizens for Liberty


On the following dates, at least one event is scheduled.

Oct. 19


Invited: U.S. House of Representatives candidates Tim Bjorkman and Dusty Johnson to answer your questions on live TV.


Oct. 20

Rapid City Forum

Invited: South Dakota State House and Senate candidates (Dist. 30, 32, 33, 34, 35)

9 to 11 a.m. at Western Dakota Tech

Candidates will be separated into districts and distributed about the room.

Sponsor – Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Contact Lynn Kendall

Oct. 21

Piedmont (Foothills Area) Forum

Invited: South Dakota legislative candidates for Dist. 33 and 29

1:30 to 5 p.m. Piedmont Valley Legion Hall. 101 Pine St. at the intersection with Sturgis Rd. (North First St.) about a half mile northwest of exit 46 (Elk Creek Rd. Exit)

Sponsors – Piedmont Legion Post 311, Prairie Hills Audubon Society, Dakota Rural Action, Foothills Kiwanis, Foothills Area Chamber of Commerce

For info:

Contact Nancy Hilding

Oct. 23


Invited: Governor candidates

7 p.m. Central Time (6 p.m. MT)


Two events top the list of events for

Oct. 25

South Dakota Public Broadcasting TV Forum

Invited: Governor candidates

7 p.m. Mountain Time

Join live on SDPB-TV and at www.sdpb. org/home/

(Forum will be repeated Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time on SDPB Radio)

Rapid City Forum

Invited: Legislative candidates who represent North Rapid City — Dist. 33, 34, and 35

7 p.m. at Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center

Sponsors – North Rapid Civic Association

Information at http://

Contact Rick Askvig

(Contact Talli Nauman at

One response to “Number of Indian candidates grow”

  1. meryln schutterle says:

    I wish her the best, but she should have run as a Republican because Sec, of State doesn’t really have any political power that I know of.

    I love to see successful Native Americans who can go outside the reservation prison and take their places in real societies.

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