Lora Hubbel

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Lora L. Hubbel is an American politician and former state chair of the Constitution Party of South Dakota.[1]

Hubbel is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is also a former chair of the Minnehaha County Republican Party.


  • Hubbel first ran for office in 2006, coming 8th out of 11 candidates in the nonpartisan election for Mayor of Sioux Falls with 662 votes (2.2%).[2]
  • In 2010 she was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives as a Republican, representing District 11.[3]
  • In 2012, after state redistricting, Hubbel challenged State Senator Deb Peters in the June 5, 2012 Republican primary and lost by 42 votes out of 405 votes cast (52.73%). Peters was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 5,939 votes.
  • In 2014, Hubbel ran for the Republican nomination for Governor of South Dakota in the 2014 election, challenging incumbent Republican Dennis Daugaard.[4][5] She lost to Daugaard in the primary, polling 14,196 votes (19.13%) to his 60,017 (80.87%). She was subsequently announced as the new running mate of Independent candidate Mike Myers,[6] replacing his initial running mate, who dropped out due to a family illness. Secretary of State of South Dakota Jason Gant refused to remove Collier's name, citing that state law had no provision for replacing an Independent candidate on the ballot.[6] In July, Myers sued the Secretary of State to allow him to change his running mate[7] and on August 18, federal judge Lawrence L. Piersol of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota ruled in Myers' favour.[8][9]
  • In 2016 Hubbel again challenged State Senator Deb Peters in the Republican Primary, who defeated Hubbel on a vote of 569 to 441 (56.3% to 43.4%).[10]
  • In July 2017, Hubbel announced she would be a candidate for the 2018 Republican Nomination for South Dakota Governor.[11]


On October 11, 2017, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Lora Hubbel sent out a press release noting that South Dakota Republican Party Chairman Dan Lederman had been registered as a Democrat during the 2000 election cycle.[12] In reporting the story, the media noted that Hubbel had changed parties, having been chair of the South Dakota Constitution Party up until February 2017.[13]


  1. ^ "New Party Officers". Constitution Party of South Dakota. February 2, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - Sioux Falls, SD Mayor Race - Apr 11, 2006". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - SD State House 11 Race - Nov 02, 2010". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.argusleader.com/article/20131016/NEWS/310160041/Conservative-Hubbel-prepares-challenge-Daugaard?nclick_check=1
  5. ^ Montgomery, David (October 15, 2013). "Political Smokeout blog: Lora Hubbel running for governor". Political Smokeout. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "A new lieutenant for Myers, but law doesn't allow switch". Argus Leader. July 3, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Myers Plans Lawsuit To Get Running Mate Change On Ballot". Keloland Television. July 29, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "Judge Rules In Favor Of SD Gubernatorial Candidate". KDLT. August 18, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  9. ^ "Judge orders Gant to add Lora Hubbel to LG ballot". Argus Leader. August 18, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "South Dakota Election Results". Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  11. ^ KSFY. "Lora Hubbel announces official run for South Dakota governor". Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  12. ^ "Hubbel aims to out GOP chair as former Iowa Democrat". Argus Leader. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  13. ^ Inc., Midwest Communications. "UPDATE: Party changing Hubbel accuses SDGOP chair of party changing". Sports Radio KWSN. Retrieved 2017-10-12.