SIOUX FALLS - Senator Billie Sutton, candidate for South Dakota Governor, today released a new TV ad titled “Plan,” highlighting his plan to combat government corruption and complacency.
Sutton said, “I’m running for governor to clean up state government, and I have a plan and the record to do it. South Dakota is home to some of the most honest and trustworthy people in the country, and I believe our state government should reflect that.”
The latest ad highlights Sutton’s Restoring Trust and Integrity plan. The plan is centered around three major improvements needed to clean up state government and make sure it’s working efficiently, with transparency and integrity:
Trust and Accountability: To restore trust in the state government, Sutton proposes measures to crack down on corruption and increase oversight on all branches of government. The document outlines plans to prohibit self-dealing, limit gifts, end the good ol’ boys club, and strengthen ethics oversight and whistleblower reporting.
Campaign Finance Reform: In order to curb money’s influence in our elections, Sutton aims to reinstate voter-approved campaign finance limits and eliminate pay-to-play practices to limit conflicts of interest in Pierre.
Transparent and Open Government: Sutton also lays out his plans to truly open government to the public. He plans to retain and open more government documents to public view, make more records publicly searchable, and offer greater public and press accessibility to officials throughout his administration. Sutton also highlights the need for more transparent disclosures in lobbying, conflict of interest, and government contracts.
Billie Sutton is a rancher, financial professional at a small community bank, State Senator, former professional rodeo cowboy, fifth-generation South Dakotan, and candidate for Governor.