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
Party Treasurer: Micheal Gunn
Party Secretary: James Bialota, Jr.
Outgoing Legal State Chairman
Constitution Party of South Dakota