UPDATE: Paulson decided to go down the harder road

It seems John Paulson wants to run for the At-Large position being left empty by Rolfing instead of the Central District. I have also been told he may not have a choice since he doesn’t live in the Central District anyway. Either way, this will make the race for the Central District interesting with a race between many grassroots candidates.

UPDATE: Clara Hart also announced today she is running for At-Large against Paulson.

The candidate’s focus will be on “well-planned growth and finances, community investment and safety, strong neighborhoods and cohesive government.”

Now to find a challenger(s) to Paulson and all his BUZZ words that don’t mean anything, just like his tenure at Sanford. But he was a contender . . .

He was also a finalist for a seat on the Minnehaha County Commission. The seat was ultimately offered to Jean Bender.

. . . in a top-secret selection process. I had no idea he applied, that is because the Republican controlled Minnehaha County Commission kept that process top secret to the end.

I have a feeling that Paulson’s loss to Stehly is one of the reasons Rolfing is pushing for a change in the election threshold of candidates.

UPDATE: On Lalley’s show today Paulson said he does support the 51% threshold and thinks he could have beaten Stehly in a run-off. Maybe.

When Lalley asked him directly what one of his specific goals would be (special project, etc) while being on the council, he didn’t have a SPECIFIC project just that he wants the council to work more positively. This is probably one of the reasons Stehly beat Paulson and Nobles, Stehly had specifics what she wanted to accomplish on the council, they did not. AND she has stuck to those guns.



4 comments ↓

#1 scott on 09.05.17 at 8:15 pm

“positive” meaning do what mmm tells them to do.

#2 anonymous on 09.05.17 at 9:21 pm

John Paulson lives on Second Avenue across from Mckennan Park and that’s about as Central District as you can get!!

#3 voter on 09.06.17 at 5:59 am

Why is John Paulson running for an at-large council seat when he lives in the central district?

#4 l3wis on 09.06.17 at 8:17 am

Not sure why? Maybe he won’t have to change his yard signs? LOL. I heard he was trying to sell his house, so maybe to be on the safe side he decided to run for At-large.

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