So far only 3 candidates have announced;
Two for the At Large seat that Dr. Staggers currently holds and one for the Northwest District that Dean Karsky currently holds.
No body has announced for the Southwest (Jamison’s seat) or the Northeast (Anderson’s seat) though South DaCola has been told that a person is seriously considering running for the Northeast seat, but is holding off on their announcement.
It makes you wonder if anyone is really interested in such a powerless position?
I did get this email today though (Mark is rumored to be considering a run against Greg Neitzert in the Northwest District, but at this point it is speculation since Mark has zero experience with local government);
For those that wish to attend the speaker after the Democratic county party meeting Tuesday (tomorrow night) will be:
Mark Blackburn,Â Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Diversity & Inclusion atÂ AugustanaÂ University. His talk atÂ 8:00pmÂ will follow the business meeting atÂ 7:00pmÂ and include information about a non-profit group he and other community leaders of color have recently formed calledÂ ESC, (Establishing Sustainable Connections). The Vision ofÂ ESCÂ is to initiate, support and direct efforts to create and sustain community relationships in Sioux Falls.Â He will also bring an update on plans for the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration weekÂ (Jan 13th – 18th) that will include six days of events commemorating Dr. King’s Legacy with a focus on what the city of Sioux Falls is doing to continue this legacy. The county meeting will be held at the Main Sioux Falls Library.