It’s about freaking time! A real progressive is running for office in Minnehaha County!

I couldn’t be more elated after reading this in the Gargoyle Leader, and I have to admit, I feel a bit ignorant that I didn’t know about this ahead of time;

Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth and fellow county commission candidates Mark Rogen and Reynold Nesiba will be the featured speakers at the Minnehaha County Democratic Forum at noon today at the VFW, 3601 S. Minnesota Ave.

Nesiba is an associate professor of economics at Augustana College. In 2006, he led the successful petition drive and campaign to limit the use of the state airplane fleet to state business.

Reynold has also been a driving force in trying to rid the state of the unfair food tax. As an economist, he understands the devastating effect it has on the poor.

I don’t know him personally, but have had a couple of intriguing convos with him. I have NEVER heard a bad word spoken about the man, on either side of the aisle and his friends and colleagues only praise him. We would be blessed to have someone like this on the County Commission.


#1 Dukembe on 08.27.10 at 11:55 am

Barth is a progressive too – sometimes he does a good job of shaking up the GOB network (GOB of course not being a gender-specific acronym).

#2 Detroit Lewis on 08.27.10 at 9:27 pm

I encourage people to donate to his campaign and get behind him. He would make the Carol’s and Anne’s on the council look like wasted time.