South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Democratic candidate Remi Bald Eagle campaigned at the Central States Fair in Rapid City from Friday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23. At his campaign booth, Remi exhibited not only his platform information, he proudly displayed a sign for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, an issue that strikes a personal cord for Remi.
“I wanted to bring awareness to murdered and missing indigenous women. It is an epidemic that plagues our indigenous communities. It is important to remind everyone at every opportunity that lives are at stake and could possibly be in their hands,” said Remi.
Dan Ahlers, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in South Dakota, also campaigned at the booth, and together, the dynamic duo greeted visitors, listened to comments and concerns of citizens, and discussed important topics.
Ahlers,a business owner from Dell Rapids, is former a state legislator who served as a member of the Appropriations Committee.
Notable visitors to the booth were Rapid City attorney Jay Davis and James Preston, who is the Democratic candidate running for House District 23.
Davis volunteered and helped distribute campaign material and had meaningful discussions with both Remi and Dan. Preston also spent time with Remi, discussing various topics, the party’s activities and platform, and getting to know one another.
“We are in for the fight of our lives right now,” said James as he stressed the importance of voting on November 3rd.
Also visiting the booth was Kellen Returns From Scout who was the South Dakota Democratic Delegate Chair to this year’s Democratic National Convention. Kellen and Remi filmed a public service announcement urging people to register to vote and to vote, either by mail or in person.
“You have an excellent candidate here in Remi Bald Eagle. I’m happy to come out here and support him. It was definitely a part of my objective running for delegate and being elevated to chairman of our delegation was to highlight all of our wonderful candidates that we have running in the Democratic Party, and Remi is one of them,” said Kellen.
After his campaign stop, Remi shared his sentiments about the success of the weekend.
“It was a pleasure to visit Rapid City this weekend and despite the high temperatures, we were still able to meet great people and have great conversations. We were blessed with a nice cool rain to finish it all off,” he said.
Remi is scheduled to return to the area for the Pennington County Democratic Party Picnic which will take place on Monday, September 7 from 4- p.m. at Storybook Island.
“I look forward to meeting people in Pennington County for another great discussion, so please join us and be a part of change,” said Remi.