David Barranco announces candidacy for Sioux Falls City Council, SE District

I had heard a couple of months ago a ‘young attorney’ was running for Ricky Lee’s open seat;

David Barranco is getting ready to move forward with his candidacy and this past Friday announced to friends privately that he’s running, and is noting his interest,

In 2022, when Councilman Kiley’s term ends, his seat will be open. I am excited to run for that position. My hope is to serve working families, keeping a pragmatic, problem-solving focus. I’m dedicated to building a bright future for Sioux Falls, with a strong economy and reliable infrastructure.

I’m passionate about expanding the local workforce and creating more affordable housing. As a husband, father, and FCA coach, I’m dedicated to keeping kids safe by supporting law enforcement and defending public health. I’ll endeavor to grow pet-friendly spaces, reduce automobile traffic, and plant thousands of trees. Most importantly, I’ll strive to be a cooperative consensus builder — one who embraces good policy but eschews divisive rhetoric.

Of course it should not surprise anyone that David has close ties to the SD GOP. His wife Catherine is involved with the National Federation of Republican Women (I think she serves on the board) and used to work for the SD GOP as staff in communications and is still a region director.

It will be interesting to see what kind of support Dave gets from SD GOP . . .



7 comments ↓

#1 My Mistake Mike on 09.15.21 at 9:04 am

Do “pets” and “trees” vote?

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 09.15.21 at 2:00 pm

A Taupeville Texan with GOP ties. Not too original unless his cowboy boots are taupe, too, so they are less noticable to the white sole crowd.

#3 Mike Lee Zitterich on 09.15.21 at 4:33 pm

we do not need any more Bankers and Lawyers on our legislative benches, in fact, my views are more in line with the founding fathers on this matter.

#4 Very Stable Genius on 09.15.21 at 5:31 pm

According to the Argus piece he is for public health, but yet he held a fundraiser in his backyard for Noem. Is Noem for public health? I thought she was for: “Live Free, or Die from Covid.”

#5 rufusx on 09.16.21 at 8:23 am

Rhetoric seems designed to attract/appeal to more left leaners. Of course with zero track record, it is all just that – rhetoric.

#6 The Guy From Guernsey on 09.16.21 at 9:31 am

I bet Mr or Mrs Barranco were first in line this morning when the Minnehaha County Treasurer’s Office opened this morning!
They are delinquent on the installment of real estate taxes which were due on April 30, 2021 on their residence.
Yesterday evening, a comment was made on another blog which stated this fact. The comment has since been apparently scrubbed.
The lack of timely payment of real estate taxes in and of itself is not overly alarming – perhaps an innocent, albeit embarassing, oversight.
That those fronting for the political establishment seeneed to cover for this candidate by wiping a comment which details this uncomfortable, but true fact – a pretty clear sign the this guy represents more of the same for the taxpayers of Sioux Falls.

#7 Very Stable Genius on 09.16.21 at 11:54 am

Maybe he thought his home was covered by a TIF. Mayor Hanson once thought that those who did not pay their entire property tax bill by April 30th shouldn’t get a city tax rebate. What about disqualifying candidates who are late with their property tax payments as well?

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