Looks like there may be another mayoral candidate running in Sioux Falls

I heard this morning there is about a 90% chance that Janoct Ajda will be running for mayor again in 2010. Janoct ran in 2006. While he doesn’t really have a chance in Hell of winning, he adds a lot to the debate. This moment from a mayoral debate in 2006 proves that Janoct can be articulate when he wants to be (paraphrasing);

I listen to all of you candidates call the homeless a ‘problem’ or an ‘issue’, they are neither, they are citizens of this city and they deserve our help.


#1 Angry Guy on 12.21.09 at 1:10 pm

If you give him a chance, Janoct can really kick some science when he wants to. Once he’s had that chance, he doesn’t STFU for anyone… not even a full house at the Orpheum in the middle of a show.
SIT DOWN AND STFU already. We get it. You’re the only black guy in the audience and you are obviously the only one that can relate to the other black guy up on the stage wailing on the bass. Sheesh!

#2 l3wis on 12.21.09 at 1:12 pm

I love him. I wonder if he will bring up taking pieces of the old seats at the Orpheum is okay after a show as long as you are having a musician sign it.

#3 hossenpheffer on 12.21.09 at 1:21 pm

Before the concert Rob Joyce announced they were tearing up the seats and gonna throw them out after that performance.
Janoct was just helping himself to the trash before it made its way into the dumpster.

#4 l3wis on 12.21.09 at 1:27 pm

Talk about a fiscal conservative. Janoct would turn the landfill into a flea market and pay off the city’s debt in 3 years.

#5 Scott on 12.21.09 at 3:53 pm

Don’t forget his famous catchphrase – “stuck on stupid”.

#6 l3wis on 12.22.09 at 12:29 am

I think a tree trimmer/lawn care/pipeline builder/mechanic/blues musician would make a great mayor.

#7 Plaintiff Guy on 12.22.09 at 9:27 am

If he’s not a member of the ‘L’ developer syndicate and vows to repeal Home-Rule socialism, he qualifies. Other candidates (except Huether) are councilors now and should be ruled out because they watched while this mayor compromised constitutional democracy. Yes, Staggers favors democracy and the common man but he is on the council and voters will be angry by election time. Hopefully, another better qualified candidate will surface.

#8 l3wis on 12.22.09 at 9:52 am

I wish Mary Goings would run for mayor, she would rock.

#9 Angry Guy on 12.22.09 at 10:03 am

Whatever happened to Dude for Mayor.

#10 Ghost of Dude on 12.22.09 at 10:47 am

Dude saw how much time and money that would take and decided his time would be better spent running his business.
Try me again in four years.

#11 Angry Guy on 12.22.09 at 2:36 pm


#12 l3wis on 12.22.09 at 8:20 pm

GoD- I think you need to run against Jim Entenmman, looks like right now he will get a free pass.