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I thought Jamison endorsed TenHaken before the General election?

I thought that was a pretty big flub by Greg by saying he would vote for Paul before the General Election if he wasn’t running, so this endorsement shouldn’t surprise us, just like Anderson’s endorsement of Loetscher.

UPDATE: Early Voting Starts Monday, March 26 for Municipal Election

This Monday you can start voting early for the Sioux Falls Municipal Election at the Minnehaha County Auditor’s office. I highly suggest you do. I have voted early for at least the last 5 years. It is very convenient and I have NEVER waited in a line to do so.

While I know who I am voting for in all the races, I know not all of you agree with me. So I’m going to make my suggestions and tell you why I made them.

Mayoral Race

I’m voting for Greg Jamison, but my second choice would be Jolene Loetscher. Let’s face it, no matter how many times you throw the cards down, Jamison is the only one in the race that has the experience to run the city administratively on day one. While Jim and Kenny also have experience, Jim’s ties to Huether are worrisome. Kenny just hasn’t convinced me he is prepared for the job. Where Jolene lacks experience she makes up with passion and compassion. I really like these qualities about Jolene. If she would make the runoff and win mayor she would also do an excellent job, but she would have an enormous learning curve.

Central District

This one has been a tough one for me. I originally supported Zach DeBoer, but more and more I like the working class fiscally conservative values of Thor Bardon. Thor will get my vote. But a vote for Zach or Tom Hurlbert would certainly not be the wrong way to go. I think all three men are very talented and have immense qualities that would make them great city councilors. I know nothing about Scott Bartlett except that he was a teabagger at one time. Scary. Curt Soehl, while being a former firefighter is a great quality, his attachment to Huether and developers in his campaign donor list makes it obvious where his loyalties lie, not with the people. I was also put off about his comments about the media. Love or hate the media, let’s face it, as a city councilor or other elected official you have to be an open book with the media. It is essential to open and transparent government.

At-Large ‘A’

Janet Brekke is the obvious choice in this race, hands down. Janet’s experience as a former city attorney (she created the city attorney’s office) will help the next council be guided through complex contracts. She also has many great ideas on deregulation, code enforcement changes, customer service and strategic and budget planning. John is a nice guy, but he is running the same losing campaign he ran when he lost to Stehly two years ago. In the past two years he hasn’t offered us anything new. While I agree city government should be more positive he offers no solutions. Ritch Whoever is the really winner in this race because he took the high road and decided not to run this time.

At-Large ‘B’

I’ll be honest with you, I would probably be helping Erickson right now get re-elected if it wasn’t for new friendship with the mayor and her votes on the Downtown Parking Ramp. I have had many discussions with Christine when it came to the school start date, free swimming and bus rides for the kids and other citizen friendly programs. Something changed in Christine over the past two years, and it is worrisome. The Downtown Parking ramp wreaks of corruption and she was in on the deal from the beginning, sitting on the RFQ committee that picked Legacy. Nick Weiland will get my vote, and while Nick may have a learning curve, he has a great passion about redeveloping our core and making our city more digitally advanced which will help with customer service and save taxpayers money.

So on Monday, get out and vote!

UPDATE: Jamison Campaign gets UNSOLICITED $47,000 donation

Imagine you are running for mayor of Sioux Falls, and without asking, a national organization drops you a cool $47,000 to help you with direct mail.

That was the surprise the Jamison campaign got last week when they donated that amount.

But here is the amazing part of the donation, according to the finance report document, they gave the money without asking Jamison (DOC: National-Association-Realtors-DON)

WOW!

UPDATE: The latest mailing;

Greg Jamison on KSOO AM 1000 – TODAY!

Listen Here, show starts at 3 PM.

Sioux Empire Podcast interview;

Greg Jamison on Forum

Greg made some great points of what to expect of him as mayor. He made the point that the Mayor of Sioux Falls needs to be a ‘Diplomat’ of the city to the rest of the state instead of telling the rest of the state they are going to steal away all the state tournaments.

While Otten worries about sinners, Jamison gets his ‘Goof’ on

One of the funnier moments of the Legislative Coffee was when Jamison got the crowd to laugh doing the rabbit ears behind his peer today. The one thing I have often liked about Greg and why he will be a breath of fresh air for the mayor’s office is unlike the current joke of a mayor, Greg can actually take a joke.

South DaCola Podcast 8: Legislator & Mayoral Candidate Greg Jamison

We touched on the upcoming legislative session, Greg’s run for mayor, and a few ghost stories.

Greg Jamison to announce Mayoral Run on Monday

Greg will make the announcement on the 25th at 11:30 AM, Downtown Holiday Inn, Main Floor meeting room. Jamison is a former 2-term city councilor and currently a state legislator. Besides former city councilors Jim Entenman & Kenny Anderson, Jamison has the added experience as a one-session legislator. All the other candidates have little to no past government experience.