or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Governor Offers To Keep Mount Rushmore Open

Press Release

By:
Date:
Location: Pierre, SD

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has sent a letter to the director of the National Park Service offering state personnel and resources to keep Mount Rushmore open in the event of a federal government shutdown.

"Mount Rushmore is a national treasure and is a special location for South Dakotans and citizens across the country," Gov. Daugaard said in the letter. "I am confident state government could work with the federal government and private vendors to securely and competently manage Mount Rushmore during a federal shutdown."

The letter to the director includes an attachment outlining how the state would operate Mount Rushmore.

The Governor is willing to raise private funds to pay for the lighting of the memorial and use state personnel to provide security. The visitor center would not be open for operations, but the concessions and gift shop would remain open.


Source:
Back to top