2017 State Convention elections will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2017, approximately 12:00 noon during the 99th Annual State Convention held at the Watertown Event Center in Watertown, SD.  Legionnaires endorsed by their home post for a department office are listed below.

 

DEPARTMENT COMMANDER CANDIDATES:

Hugh W. Holmes, Mitchell, SD.  Member of Mitchell American Legion Post #18.
Royce R. Loesch, Pierre, SD.  Member of Fort Pierre American Legion Post #20.

 

STATE VICE COMMANDER CANDIDATES:

Districts 1-2:
Fred Nelson, Spearfish, SD.  Member of Spearfish American legion Post #164.
Districts 3-8:
Annette Dunham, Iroquois, SD.  Member of Iroquois American Legion Post #280.

 

DEPARTMENT SERGEANT-AT-ARMS CANDIDATES:
Verle Whipple, Clear Lake, SD.  Member of Gary American Legion Post #109.

 

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEMAN:
Jim Huls, Madison, SD.  Member of Salem American Legion Post #140.

 

ALTERNATE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEMAN:
Terry Hanson, Arlington, SD.  Member of Arlington American Legion Post #42.
Richard MacDonald, Hermosa, SD.  Member of Hermosa American Legion Post #303.