FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Constitution Party of South Dakota has its first declared statewide candidate for 2018.
Former US Senate candidate Kurt Evans of Wessington Springs announced his intent to seek the Constitution Party's nomination for Governor of South Dakota on September 23, 2017.
His campaign email address is Kurt.Evans@live.com.
Kurt Evans Bio
Evans is a native of Wessington Springs and the elder son of the late country musician Kyle Evans, who was named the official troubadour of South Dakota's 1989 centennial celebration and inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
Kurt Evans studied mathematics and science education at South Dakota State University, graduating with academic honors in the class of 1993. He became a high school teacher and basketball coach and was eventually certified as a highly qualified teacher for more than a hundred core content assignments.
In 1996, Evans served as a South Dakota delegate to the national convention that nominated the late Howard Phillips as the Constitution Party's candidate for President.
Evans joined the Libertarian Party in 2002 and received just over 3,000 votes as its 2002 U.S. Senate candidate. He received just over 48,000 votes (20.1 percent) as the Libertarian candidate for South Dakota State Auditor in 2014.
Evans rejoined the Constitution Party in 2016. He was nominated for the U.S. Senate contingent on the state party's pending ballot-access lawsuit, but the party's motions to place a 2016 U.S. Senate candidate on the ballot were rejected.
Evans says he believes he's uniquely qualified to help his fellow South Dakotans understand the principles of the United States Constitution, apply those principles to government at both the federal and state levels, and recognize the tragic long-term consequences of abandoning them.
The campaign's email address is Kurt.Evans@live.com.