I think this editorial about Stehly, written by close friends of hers, says it all;

Hard work, citizen advocacy, persistence and faith make Theresa Stehly the clear choice for the Sioux Falls city council central district. Her kindness, honesty and fairness also add to her broad appeal that will be an asset to city government. Her knowledge on the issues facing our city is superior. Theresa has been politically active in our community for several years. She studies the issues thoroughly, seeking figures and data to forecast the effect council decisions have on citizens. She goes the extra mile when urging citizens to get involved with their city government. Whether that is circulating petitions, urging people to attend council meetings or to dissent our local politicians. She successfully headed up the movement to keep Drake Springs as an outdoor pool and to resist the poorly planned, extravagant indoor pool, bringing the issue to a vote of the people, and they agreed. Just as she speaks out against actions and proposals of the council that she perceives will have a negative effect on the city and its citizens, she also speaks in favor of decisions and actions that are beneficial. She pays attention to the economics and financial situation of citizens from agencies that serve low-income families and individuals, and tries to educate the public to get involved. Whether it is going to events or going door-to-door to talk with people, Theresa has gone the extra mile for not just the central district but for all the citizens of Sioux Falls. Theresa also knows we live in a great community, and doesn’t take that for granted. But Theresa also believes great communities are built around the citizenry and not city hall, she will bring that community pride in citizenry back to city government and will work diligently to provide the highest level of customer service to the ones that count, you, the citizen tax payer of our great city.

There are many things I could say personally about Theresa, but one thing stands out to me; SHE IS DILIGENT. Her diligence would serve our city well. It is time we have a city councilor who WANTS to work, but not just work, but WORK FOR US! The  CITIZEN TAXPAYER.

14 Thoughts on “Theresa Stehly; Clear choice for Sioux Falls City council central district

  1. Plaintiff Guy on April 9, 2010 at 7:35 am said:

    ‘DILIGENT’ is a good word here.

    I was in her district yesterday. 26th Street could be renamed ‘Stehly Street’. I was at a home in a less travelled neighborhood. Stehly signs are everywhere.

    Amazing how many yards have her signs. One yard relates to 1 and more votes.

    My unofficial poll yard signs poll, she’ll win big time. More importantly, my opinion, she’ll serve the city well and could become the first woman mayor.

    This is one landmark along the trail that is a return to democracy. Revoke Home Rule.

  2. l3wis on April 9, 2010 at 9:56 am said:

    Yeah, she has been signing like crazy.

  3. Angry Guy on April 9, 2010 at 11:39 am said:

    What a God Awful picture. Did she know she was going to use this as a publicity photo? “I think I’ll throw on this frumpy oversized Xmas sweater for my mayoral flyer photoshoot. Maybe I’ll get a cup of tea first”
    Is she going after the boring demographic?

  4. l3wis on April 9, 2010 at 11:58 am said:

    She mailed out a postcard with this image on it, and people loved it! I imagine it is on a lot of senior citizens refrigerators. She did have a couple of friends tease her about the sweatshirt though.

  5. Costner on April 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm said:

    What she needed was a sweatshirt with three howling wolves on the front. She would have won the election by a solid 20 points easy.

  6. hosenpheffer on April 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

    yah, the sweatshirt was the first thing I noticed. Women under 80 SHOULD NOT wear sweatshirts with:
    1. Bears
    2. Unicorns
    3. Hearts
    4. Cats or Dogs
    5. Any holiday theme

  7. l3wis on April 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

    2. Unicorns

    Someone should tell Vernon.

  8. Plaintiff Guy on April 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm said:

    She doesn’t give an impression and comes in without commanding respect. Before you realize it, you’ll compromise and work with her. The only people she can’t win over are entrenched power hungry politicians.

    Citizen disrespect must be removed from city government. We pay them. They don’t own us.

    Mayor as tyrant and deity is no way to govern and what we shall no longer accept.

  9. Helga on April 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm said:

    When your flower garden looks like hers I might pay attention to your fashion comments.

  10. Costner on April 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm said:

    If my flower garden looked like hers it not only means you should not take fashion advice from me, but it means you should probably donate a gallon of Round-Up so I can address it.

    Stehly may have a lot of good qualities and a lot of strengths, but fashion and garden design don’t appear to be included IMO.

  11. hosenpheffer on April 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm said:

    I’ll give Teresa props when it comes to a green thumb, something god did not bless me with. But he did give me a kick ass sense of style, something women who wear puff paint sweatshirts (even when gardening)obviously lack.

  12. redhatterb on April 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm said:

    I would kill to have a garden like hers. I don’t give a darn what her sweatshirt has on it, as far as that goes I don’t care what she wears. I am a firm believer in being comfortable. I didn’t even notice what her sweatshirt was, all I noticed was that she had sweats on, I was more intereted in her garden.

  13. anominous on April 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm said:

    Beats some schmuck in pin-stripes.

  14. l3wis on April 9, 2010 at 11:09 pm said:

    Her garden is beautiful, I often tell people to drive by it in the summer.

    Theresa gives me fresh cut flowers all the time, and they make my little shanty house smell good. So who cares about her sweatshirt.

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