UPDATE: Sioux Falls City Councilor Neitzert’s donation list; Quid Pro Quo?

Okay, I jest. I’m not comparing Greg to Donnie boy, but there are some strange similarities between who cut Greg checks and certain votes he has cast over the past 4 years.

You may not recognize some of these names, but if you look at the ones highlighted, they have all benefited from some of the stances and votes Neitzert has taken. Kirby Muilenberg especially stands out, with all his convoluted VL Casino ordinances.

At least with Alex Jensen, he hasn’t cast any votes yet on the council, but Neitzert’s donor list screams ‘follow the money.’

While I don’t support his candidacy this time around, because he turned his back on his promise of open and transparent government, I think Neitzert could easily be re-elected simply based on his incumbency, and he really didn’t need to raise this kind of money. Like Jensen, I think the establishment Republicans are using Greg as a strange experiment of trying to control non-partisan local governments in our state, and it makes me a little sick to my stomach.

TenHaken’s goofy PAC also gave $250 towards Neitzert’s campaign. I guess the Man-Children need to stick together.

Keep your eye on Greg though, his re-election may not be such a ‘sure thing’. There are also some powerful forces behind his opponent that are working hard behind the scenes, and I’m not talking about the small donation from Randy Seilor.

For the record, I am NOT involved with any city council races as of today. That may change, but I may be sitting this one out.

UPDATE: Ironically Greg posted this on FB two days ago. I guess he knows me well. He also knows I know him very well . . . Nothing like killing the messenger before I even show up to the forum 🙂

Hey Greg, it’s kind of hard to respond to an online attack that didn’t happen for another two days. And really, it’s not an attack, it’s the truth.


6 comments ↓

#1 Warren Phear on 01.06.20 at 8:31 pm

Greg is humbled by his wide spread support by the citizens of all classes. I call BS. His contributions of $100 or less amount to a meager 4.3% of his total contributions. This guy is a huge , huge disappointment from the man I knew just 3 short years ago.

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.06.20 at 8:53 pm

His biography has already been written, it’s called ‘Animal Farm.’

#3 Warren Phear on 01.06.20 at 9:07 pm

Oh, and Greg, since I know you read this blog religiously, know this. It’s not an attack, it’s the truth. What the hell happened to you in just 3 years?

#4 Plausible Deniability on 01.06.20 at 9:45 pm

Free speech allows a serving elected municipal official to publicly endorse the campaign of another elected muni incumbent. . . verbally or in print. And, it may also be LEGAL for a sitting Councilor or Mayor to contribute $$ to a muni incumbent seeking re-election, or to a challenger of an incumbent. However, it’s a really SLIMY thing to do. Congrats Mayor Paul & Councilor Erickson on your race to the bottom rungs of good character and high ethics – and Councilor Neitzert for stooping to lick up such grease.

#5 former supporter of Greg on 01.06.20 at 9:49 pm

How much more money does Sue Aguilar have to distribute? She have been out of office for years.

The mayor is buying influence?

Bryant Soberg works with Kirby Muilenberg in the VL business.

Joan Franken works for Costello.

#6 D@ily Spin on 01.07.20 at 12:56 pm

Another councilor we had faith in but got bought by special interests. It’s sad when someone sacrifices their esteem for a price.