South Dakota Democrats elect new party chairwoman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Democratic Party has elected a new leader.

Ann Tornberg, of Beresford, has been selected by the party's state central committee as the new chairwoman. Joe Lowe, of Piedmont, will serve as the party's vice chairman.

Tornberg on Saturday said Democrats in South Dakota have a lot of work to do to rebuild "county parties, recruit top tier candidates and register voters." She adds that she will work to build consensus, advance issues that are importing to working families and "elect Democrats up and down the ballot."

Bill Nibbelink, of Flandreau, was re-elected as treasurer, and Lorri May, of Madison, was re-elected as secretary.