Sioux Falls City Councilor Stehly asks Noem to reimburse city for private fundraiser

Theresa called me at lunch today and asked me if she should ask for this. She also asked many other people. I told her ‘YES’ but I also her told her to check if legally we can ask for it. She checked with the city attorney who said it was legal to ask for it, then she asked the campaign before posting the above image on FB.

I think they should reimburse since this was NOT a public event. Why should the taxpayers of Sioux Falls foot the bill for a private, partisan, fundraiser’s security detail? It is complete BS!

Other cities have agreed;

While other cities, such as Fargo, have requested reimbursement for costs associated with Trump’s visits for private fundraisers, neither the city of Sioux Falls nor the state have formally requested refunds.

It will be interesting to hear the response from Noem’s team. Heck, maybe she might even write that check. But I am not holding my breath. The GOP in SD has a long history of taxpayers funding their extracurricular partisan activities (ALEC memberships for example).

I think it took a lot of courage for a life long Republican to ask for this from the Noem campaign. Now let’s see how fast the GOP Hate machine beats up Stehly over this.

Get out the popcorn!


#1 Paul ElevenHaken on 12.10.18 at 8:06 pm

Is Councilor Stehly going to ask Pastor
Keith and the members of Celebrate Church or whatever to reimburse the citizens for use of an officer in uniform for promotional video for his church? Seems to me there are a lot of Methodists, Presbyterians, Muslims, Jews, Catholics and atheists and deists in town that don’t attend services with Pastor Keith and shouldn’t be footing the bill for his commercials.

#2 Taco Bar on 12.10.18 at 9:02 pm

Can’t we just garnish Kennedy Noem’s new wages?

#3 Warren Phear on 12.11.18 at 7:37 am

Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

#4 Theresa stehly on 12.11.18 at 11:56 am

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened”. Matthew 7:7

#5 LJL on 12.12.18 at 7:13 pm

Due to the event being a private political fundraiser I believe it’s a reasonable request. It’s also reasonable for for those who attended to believe you’re being petty.

#6 l3wis on 12.12.18 at 9:28 pm

LJL, we agree once in awhile.

As we both know, the SFPD is probably federally mandated to protect the Prez, but it doesn’t mean we can’t bitch.