Stephanie Lien D’Urso
Business Owner, Citizen
Rapid City, SD
Stephanie received a BS in Biology from Creighton University and an MBA in Finance from Regis University. She began her career working for South Dakota’s Senator Pressler in Washington DC. After that, she managed a private placement investment partnership, of which she was 1/9th owner. During this time, she discovered that she had an operatic voice. She studied in Italy, recorded an album and wrote and performed an operatic production around that album. In 2006, Stephanie started her own real estate firm, VIP Properties, with the intention of raising the level of ethics and professionalism in her industry. She focused primarily on the luxury real estate market. In 2016, Stephanie sold VIP Properties after successfully growing it to a large and reputable company in Rapid City, SD. In 2021, Stephanie served on the Trump Victory Executive Finance Committee and was named as South Dakota's Chair for President Trump's campaign. In addition to raising her 6 children, Stephanie currently serves on the Board of Directors for ImmutriX, serves as an volunteer for TreasuredLives.org, and fosters animals for the Black Hills Humane Society.
"As a mom of 6, a businesswoman, a Patriot and grateful resident of Pennington County, I would like to say, “God bless Ryan Mechaley!” God bless Ryan for having the courage to be the first person in almost 40 years to challenge the sitting Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff in a primary election. God bless Ryan for recognizing the alarming increase in crime rates in Pennington County. Wanting to restore protection and safety to our county residents, visitors, and businesses. God bless Ryan for recognizing that our county should not have a 600% increase in our murder rate over the last decade and committing to change that. God bless Ryan for understanding the Constitutional powers that our Founding Fathers gave to our Sheriffs that, at times, are greater than the powers that they gave to the Governors. God bless Ryan for answering the call in his heart to stand up and be that Constitutional Sheriff to stop the rampant abuses of power and overreach of the federal government that we are now experiencing. God bless Ryan for his years of impeccable and ethical service to our State as a South Dakota State Trooper. God bless Ryan for being willing to step away from his successful trucking and consulting businesses to "do the right thing" and run for Pennington County Sheriff. He has my full respect and support. Please join me in voting for Ryan Mechaley on June 7th! "



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