Okay, I am a little bias for my choice of political advocate of the year, Theresa Stehly. But besides her victories of getting snowgates on the ballot, and the SF substitute teachers a raise (finally) she has inspired others to take up the cause. Spellerberg outdoor pool advocates and the SON folks have successfully taken out petitions this past year, with the quiet assistance of Theresa.  Ms. Stehly is South Dacola’s political advocate winner of 2013.


My political (non) advocate loser of the year, is former secretary of state employee and blogger, Pat Powers. After being forced to resign his position, because he was busted having a conflict of interest with his personal campaign consulting business, Pat continues to be the chief blogging apologist for the most corrupt of corrupt politicians, like Thune and Rounds. Keep it up Pat, I may hand you the award next year to.

5 Thoughts on “South DaCola’s Political advocate winners and losers of 2013

  1. pathloss on December 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm said:

    Yes, Theresa. The petition process is hard work. The city challenged her & fought her. The mayor tried to dismiss it so he could take credit. She found her way through an impossible mission and proved citizens have the power to overcome cleptocracy.

  2. pathloss on December 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm said:

    Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy

    A form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often with pretense of honest service. This type of government corruption is often achieved by the embezzlement of public funds.

    Per Wikipedia

  3. Thanks for the definition path. Never knew what that word meant before. But that word does surely apply to this town.

  4. Nature Lover on December 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm said:

    Theresa is an outstanding choice! It has been my privilege to know and admire Theresa for her honesty, fairness, selfless motives, and perseverance to serve others while doing the right thing. God bless you Theresa!

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