Who We Are

The South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act is championed by a local, right-left coalition called South Dakotans for Ethics Reform. Our co-chairs are former State Senator Don Frankenfeld (R-Rapid City) and former U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland (D-Sioux Falls).

Don Frankenfeld, Republican, Former State Senator

“This is South Dakota’s Declaration of Independence from the corrupting influence of big money in politics,” said Rapid City’s Don Frankenfeld, the Republican co-chair of South Dakotans for Ethics Reform and former state senator. “This law would turn South Dakota into a national leader on ethics reform.”

Rick WeilandRick Weiland, Democrat, Former Candidate for U.S. Senate

“Everyday South Dakotans deserve a voice in our political system,” said Rick Weiland, the Democratic co-chair of South Dakotans for Ethics Reform and former candidate for U.S. Senate. “We need new candidates who can run competitive campaigns with funds from South Dakota voters, not big money special interests.”