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Former Sioux Falls City Council Candidate, Bardon to do presentation on Foster Care

Raised by the Government: A Look at Foster Care in SD

September 26, 2018

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend an event.

Thor Bardon is hosting a foster care informational event at the Belbas Theater, Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls on October 20. The event will be from 1pm-4pm. The event is called “Their Only Hope: A Foster Care Informational”

During this event, several non-profits will be presenting what they do to benefit the foster care system in South Dakota. Afterwards, Thor Bardon will be presenting an emotional case study of a child’s life before, during, and after their experience in the foster care system.  The case study will highlight the intricacies of a child that experienced abuse and neglect, medical misdiagnoses, and eventually a plan for suicide.  Thor Bardon will show how the foster care system through the work of several non-profits saved this child from suicide, learned to value themselves, and ultimately made it to be a successful member of the community.

Thor Bardon at the beginning of his teenage years was entered into the foster care system as well after his family was unable to care for him. His primary target audience is government officials, those seeking public office, community leaders, and the general public.  This event is being solely funded by Thor Bardon himself and the reason for this is because, “I want people to have a better understanding of what it looks like when the government raises a child.  A staggering portion of the 640,000 children in foster care right now in the US will be dead or in prison by the age of 21.  That’s just the way it is.”  Thor Bardon hopes that this presentation will provide a better understanding of what these children are facing in their lives.

“Today the hardest thing I had to do was decide what I wanted to wear. To some of these children, the hardest thing they had to do was pack all of their stuff into garbage bags.  Imagine that feeling of having everything you own, in a garbage bag, moving to a strange new place.”

This event will have a no solicitation policy meaning that those in attendance will not be asked to contribute any time, money, or other commitment beyond getting information at the event.

Those interested in attending should search for the event online by keying in “Their Only Hope: Foster Care Informational” or they can call 605-321-2463. Seats are limited and tickets are free of charge.

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Media Inquiries:

Please contact Thor Bardon at thor.bardon@gmail.com or call him on his cell at 605-321-2463

Former Central District Candidate Bardon ENDORSES Zach DeBoer for City Council

This is a great endorsement for Zach, and I have a feeling he will get more throughout the week;

****For Immediate Release April 14, 2018 5:30PM****

Media Advisory

From the Thor Bardon for City Council Campaign

At this time Thor Bardon’s campaign releases the following statement:

It is a great please at this time to announce that Thor Bardon is officially endorsing Zach DeBoer for Central District City Council in Sioux Falls.

“After starting this campaign journey eight months ago, I have been consistently impressed by the campaign efforts of Zach DeBoer in his run for the Central District City Council position”, says Bardon, “His work ethic and drive are above and beyond what we normally see from a candidate.  This is evident in his active participation in several public boards, and community activism.  I believe with DeBoer in office, we will see a strong and independent leader that will listen to the public and change the Council for the better, without being influenced unfairly from developers or current city administrators.”

Sioux Falls City Council Central District Candidate Thor Bardon on FORUM

Thor talks about how he will be a working man’s city councilor. LISTEN HERE.

SE Podcast Interview; Thor Bardon

South DaCola Podcast 13: Thor Bardon, Central District Council Candidate

Thor tells us why we should vote for him. Listen HERE.

Sioux Falls City Council Race mash-up

The city council races are starting to come together, but there are still some unknowns and variables.

Currently the Central District has three running in the race. I won’t rule out that more could get in that race, but probably unlikely.

Retired Firefighter and Insurance Salesman, Curt Soehl. I don’t know a whole lot about Curt, but what I have read on his FB page is that he was very pro-Huether and approved of his accomplishments and leadership style, which is unfortunate.

Thor Bardon. I believe Thor works in banking. Thor’s platform is workforce development and other social issues in our community.

Local art promoter and business owner, Zach DeBoer. Zach is heavily involved with the downtown culture and development.

At-Large has 3 candidates, but that could change.

John Paulson, former Sanford Executive and Planning Commission member who lost to Theresa Stehly in the last election will probably run the same ‘everything is wonderful and great in Sioux Falls’ campaign.

Janet Brekke, who is a former city attorney and currently a private attorney is challenging Paulson. I don’t know a lot about Janet, but I think we will learn more in the coming weeks since she has formerly announced.

Clara Hart has said she will run in the At-Large, but she could just as easily challenge Rick Kiley to get out of a crowded At-Large race (which may get more crowded). Clara lives in his SE district and may have a better chance in a two person race, and avoid a run-off.

As I said, Kiley has announced he will run for a 2nd term and has no challengers currently, I hope that changes.

Erickson hasn’t announced whether she is running for a 2nd term or not, she has said she will probably NOT run for mayor. But currently if Erickson did announce, she doesn’t have a challenger. I’m wondering if someone is waiting in the wings until Erickson announces. One of the bigger questions I have been asked over the past couple of weeks has been, “Will Erickson run for a 2nd term to begin with or is she busy trying to recruit someone to run for the seat?”

As you can see, we have about 5-1/2 months until the city election and the council races are still shaping up. Anything could change at this point.