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:
Fred Nelson, Spearfish, SD. Member of Spearfish American legion Post #164.
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.