Erickson may NOT be running for Mayor in 2022

Looks like Councilor Erickson has a new gig;

On August 16, 2021, the South Dakota Automobile Dealers and South Dakota Trucking Boards of Directors announced that Christine Erickson has been hired as the Executive Director of the Association.

Christine is a life-long South Dakotan who grew up in Rapid City and started her career in Pierre before settling down in Sioux Falls to raise her family. She and husband Tony are the proud parents of three active boys: Anthony, Braylon, and Charlie.

A graduate of National American University and the University of Sioux Falls.

Christine is a former member of the South Dakota House of Representatives and current at-large member of the Sioux Falls City Council. Throughout her elected tenure in state and local governments, she has distinguished herself as a problem solver who seeks innovative solutions and brings together diverse interests to accomplish the greater good.

As a small business owner, Christine has created a robust business strategy with consistent growth. Drove business, finance, and marketing acuity – with a deep commitment to quality and service excellence.

“I am honored to be the next Executive Director, and am excited to begin working with Myron Rau and our members across South Dakota,” says Christine Erickson. “I would like to thank Tom Murphy and the board of directors for their trust and commitment to the association.” 
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I’m NOT quite sure what a realtor and short-term rental property owner knows about this, but hey, it’s who you know in this state not what you know.


#1 Very Stable Genius on 08.18.21 at 3:26 pm

Erickson did mention a few months ago on Keloland Living that she wasn’t running for anything again. (?)

( and Woodstock adds: “Maybe she’s running from something like that once comment (Spring of ’18) of hers that the state reimburses local governments for their loss of revenue due to TIFs”…. ) #CantRunInHeels

#2 D@ily Spin on 08.18.21 at 4:20 pm

It’s a good time to distant oneself from improper COVID stimulus spending and TIF corruption. Except for Neitzert, it’ll be hard to find a developer puppet to run against TenHaken.

#3 Mike Lee Zitterich on 08.18.21 at 6:48 pm

I welcome her to the club – as a member of the SDADA for the past 5 years, always a good thing to bring in someone who understands public policy.

I do not think Neitzert will run verse TenHaken, He has his own term to finish, and I dont see him leaving the seat for at least 2024. And TenHaken is pretty much a lock for a second term. But I am not a gambler.

#4 l3wis on 08.18.21 at 8:11 pm

Mike, sometimes we agree, Paul is a lock for a 2nd term, nobody will be able to beat him . . . if he runs 🙂

Fun fact though, Paul received around 20K votes in the runoff to beat his opponent, in that same district (Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties in SF city limits) Med MJ got 80K votes. The podunk counties and Taupeville can SUCK IT!

#5 Steve on 08.18.21 at 8:56 pm

Yes, he’ll most likely run for 2nd term. It will be interesting to see the line forming of the developers he has helped waiting and ready to donate to his campaign.

#6 Reliable Voter on 08.18.21 at 9:00 pm

Hey! Speaking of Ericksons, anybody know why Kelly Anne Conway gets credited for the Trump pardon for Paul Erickson?

#7 "Woodstock" on 08.18.21 at 9:18 pm


#8 Erica on 08.18.21 at 10:15 pm

I sure wish someone could convince Theresa Stehly to run for mayor.

#9 Very Stable Genius on 08.18.21 at 10:25 pm

No. But did you guys know that Sam Clovis is now living in Sioux Falls? Erickson, Lindell, and Clovis, what is this a refugee camp?

#10 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 08.18.21 at 10:28 pm

To hide all of the convenient voting boxes south of 57th, they will all be painted taupe.

#11 Clovis on 08.19.21 at 7:44 am

Sam Clovis is a little busy and a bit out of commission filing a tort case against his professed public views:

#12 Further Fear & Loathing on 08.19.21 at 1:18 pm

It’s kind of like Trump quietly getting the vaccine.