The Endorsement Race has begun

Hey, Detroit Lewis, smartass city blogger is missing from the list. I’m hurt 🙂

A group of current and former Sioux Falls elected officials came together today to endorse Jolene Loetscher for Sioux Falls Mayor:

Rick Knobe, Mayor, 1974-84
Kenny Anderson Jr., City Councilor, 2008-16
Pat Starr, City Councilor, 2016 to present
Casey Murschel, City Councilor, 1995-99
Vernon Brown, City Councilor, 2004-12
Andy Howes, City Councilor, 2002-06
Kevin Kavanaugh, City Councilor, 2000-08
Michelle Erpenbach, City Councilor, 2010-18

Sioux Falls needs a mayor who knows how to bring people together. Who knows how to build real consensus. Who inspires trust in her colleagues on the City Council and among her constituents.

Real change—and effective leadership—never begins with the word ‘I.’ It begins with ‘we.’ It’s not always easy, but it is always, absolutely essential.

As we enter the final days of this incredibly important mayoral race, we are overjoyed and humbled to have the support of these leaders.


#1 Jon on 04.18.18 at 6:48 pm

Vernon Brown? Why in the world would she want the backing of the least effective and least liked former council member? Kiss of death.

#2 matt johnson on 04.18.18 at 6:58 pm

other than casey all dems- no big surprises- also see erp there, that should be the kiss of death

#3 J on 04.18.18 at 8:17 pm

Why in the world would you endorse a candidate if you’re a sitting councilor? If the candidate you endorsed loses, you’re setting yourself up for a terrible relationship with the winning candidate. Just seems to be a terrible idea.

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.18.18 at 9:27 pm

It is my understanding that the hiccup with the Entenman endorsement for Paul is that both camps are fighting over who will have to ride in the side car on the way to the announcement.

It’s my understanding that BatHaken does not want to look like a Robin and Jim doesn’t want to look like a Joker…

#5 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.18.18 at 9:28 pm

Where’s Matt Stabb on all of this? 😉

#6 LJL on 04.19.18 at 9:48 pm

Patt I like you, but for gods sakes buy a decent suit. AND keep up the good work.

#7 My Mistake Mike on 04.20.18 at 8:33 am

Will this endorsement cost Vernon his side hustle? Does this mean we don’t have to suffer through any more of his “political analysis” on KSFY?