Standing Firm on Principle and Upholding our Constitution in South Dakota

Friday, August 10, 2018

Message from New State Chairman

Hello Everyone,

My name is Micheal Gunn and I have recently become the new State Chairman of the Constitution Party of South Dakota. 

I was appointed as Vice-Chairman by the well-known and respected Chairwoman Lori Stacey. Lori, due to health reasons and other issues, has decided to resign as Chairman. 

A little about me: I have fought for what is constitutional all my life, much behind the scenes. Often called a trouble maker, if that is what it takes to stand up for what is right, then so be it!

Our Party is about the protection of Individuals' Rights and how there is no give or take to the Constitution. It was said best by Judge Scalia, “The Constitution says what it says, and does not say what it does not say”.

I am an immigrant that came to this great country at the ripe old age of a 1 year old. Then, at 16 years old, I began schooling at the Federal Building in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to become an American Citizen. Citizenship involves an Oath not much unlike that taken by elected officials. What really stuck with me all these years is the very beginning of that Oath. “ I, Micheal R. Gunn, do solemnly swear to protect and uphold the United States Constitution and the Citizens rights from all enemy's both foreign and (Domestic) so help me God”. 

I will do my best to represent you as the new party State Chairman and would appreciate any active involvement that will help our party. I am a fighter and will swear my allegiance to the Constitution Party as long as it continues to stand for what our Declaration of Independence, US Constitution and the Bill of Rights stand for. 

May God bless you. I am proud to be in this with you all. 


Micheal Gunn

New Party Officers

August 4, 2018

Constitution Party members and CP State Central Committee,

As the only legal and rightful State Chairman of the Constitution Party of South Dakota, the following changes in party leadership have occurred.

Joel Bergan has now twice resigned as a party officer, therefore, there was a vacancy in State Vice-Chaiman to be filled. Micheal Gunn has been appointed to State Party Vice-Chaiman.

I have resigned as Party Treasurer and for the interim, Mr. Gunn has been appointed as Party Treasurer.

Due to the illegal and unauthorized actions by Republican operatives to try to take-over the leadership of our party and the tremendous stress of these actions along with a myriad of blatantly false allegations and repeated attacks against myself, this nightmare has caused my health to greatly suffer.

I was not removed from office! The National Chairman is prohibited by our national party constitution to interfere into the affairs of state party affiliates. Zero due process was followed in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order even if he had the authority to take action, which he absolutely did not. Through discussions, questioning and providing documentation to other members of National Executive Committee, Frank's allegations and those of his co-conspirators have been shown to be false!

Due to increasing health concerns, I am now resigning as State Chairman. Micheal Gunn will become State Chairman. I will be offering my assistance for a smooth transition. There must be a restoration of the rightful control of party to its lawful state party officers, nominees and retention of ballot access.

The official party officers as of this date are as follows and will serve the remaining 4-year terms until the summer state convention in 2020.

State Chairman: Micheal Gunn, 5905 Parakeet Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 605-951-3906
Vice-Chaiman: Vacant
Party Treasurer: Micheal Gunn
Party Secretary: James Bialota, Jr.

Lori Stacey

Outgoing Legal State Chairman
Constitution Party of South Dakota