How did Lincoln County Commissioner Tiffani Landeen even get elected?

On occasion I will watch the Lincoln County Commission meetings now that they stream on YouTube. I asked someone the other day that knows some of the other commissioners, “How on earth did Landeen even get elected let alone the chair of the commission?” His response was that several of the commissioners use one word to describe Landeen; AWFUL.

If you watch how she conducts the meetings, how she treats petitioners, how she treats the fellow commissioners and how she votes it is baffling that someone like this can be on a governing body. Especially Landeen’s history as Turner County’s states attorney and her misguided seizure of a supposed puppy mill with a warrant that was cooked up without any real evidence.

“Christensen sued HSUS, Turner County officials, the now-defunct Second Chance Rescue Center,  and its founder,  Rosey Quinn,”  wrote Hult.  “Christensen’s federal lawsuit dragged on for more than five years.  He succeeded against Quinn and former Turner County state’s attorney Tiffani Landeen-Hoeke,  but his claims against HSUS and other Turner County officials were dismissed.”

While I consistently disagree with local lawmakers on certain votes and policy decisions, and do call for them to resign due to conflicts of interest and being generally ignorant or unfit for public service, when someone like Landeen comes along you really scratch your head and wonder how someone continues to get elected in different branches of government.


#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 01.29.22 at 3:53 pm

Some believe that plastics are making us dummer, or dumber:

#2 The Guy From Guernsey on 01.29.22 at 9:16 pm

At least she maintains a primary residence within the county, which is more than has been alleged for one of the other commissioners.

#3 The Guy From Guernsey on 01.29.22 at 10:04 pm

The Lincoln County Commission mtg on Tuesday morning will be sn important meeting to follow.
The Commission will vote on redistricting based from the 2020 census.
One of the proposals is to move all 5 Commissioner positions to At-large representation (like is done in Minnehaha County and 15 other counties in the state).
Other proposals are variations which would maintain 5 separate Commission districts.
Landeen presently serves one of the smallest of Commission districts (from standpoint of geography) and her present term ends on Dec 31, 2022.
Regardless of structure of County Commission districts, there is significant effort to turn Landeen out of office in the 2022 election.