Mayor Huether responds to councilor Jamison’s comments about ‘bearing some responsibility for creating a party atmosphere’ at Van Eps. You can hear Huether say under his breath while his microphone is on ‘Oh My God’


IMG_0596Sioux Falls SD – Greg Jamison signed the Mayor Integrity Trust Pledge today at 1:00 pm.  The signing of the Mayor Integrity Trust Pledge signify to all the people of Sioux Falls that Jamison will not make personal investments into land or any other business where his decisions as mayor could give him an unfair advantage to make money.

“As Mayor, I pledge to all the people of Sioux Falls, that while in office I or my spouse will not be an investor in any real estate development or make other business investments that require oversight and approval by the City Council and/or city employees who are under my direct control. I disclose any and all investments that are currently in violation of this pledge.” said Jamison.

Jamison wants all the people of Sioux Falls to know that he does not personally have land investments as seen on his financial interest statement filed Monday.  Recently, Mike Huether was quoted in the December 15, 2013 Argus Leader stating, “Come on, you’re telling me that Mayor Dave Munson, Mayor Gary Hanson, Mayor Rick Knobe or any of the mayors before me have never invested in real estate while in office?”  As Jonathan Ellis reported, none of the mayors mentioned had any land investments.  Gary Hanson noted, “I turned down those simply because it would only appear to be an impropriety on my part.  Right now I know that a couple of those folks have become millionaires in those investments that I chose not to be an investor.”
Jamison had this to say about signing the pledge, “Nothing the mayor does should create any question as to the integrity of his office. The mayor should not have an unfair advantage to make money from his service to Sioux Falls. In the end it all comes down to trust. Having direct control over city employees and having land development deals violates the trust voters have instilled in you. That is why I’m signing this pledge to all the people of Sioux Falls. We need to restore integrity and trust to the mayor’s office.”  Jamison invites Mike Huether to join him in signing the pledge to disclose any conflicted investment and not make investments that the office of mayor has direct influence over.


Greg better be careful using R & R to raise money, doesn’t he know, Mike invented R & R, and he did it while collecting empty beer cans at the Icehouse in Yankton.

On March 20th, at the District, I will be hosting Kory and the Fireflies for a fundraising concert. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the concert will start at 7pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased at our campaign office, 2119 S. Minnesota Avenue Sioux Falls, or by emailing Jessica at

Please spread the word and bring your friends!

These are the TWEETS from Atyeo’s coverage of the first Mayoral Forum;

J.L. Atyeo @ArgusAtyeo

Jamison said City Hall is not listening to the people on pool, Walmart issues.

Jamison says he’ll bridge the gap between the mayor and the council.

Jamison talks about the difference in his management style: The perspective that I have from the city council is very unique.

Jamison says the city must address crime: It’s not the ‘rah, rah, rah, we’re building a new events center’ part. It’s serious stuff.

Jamison responds: The main thrust for me running is I think we can do better.

First questions for Jamison: Are we going to take a nonpartisan election and turn it into a Republican, Democrat fiasco?

Jamison: Addressing crime will help protect the value of homes.

Jamison wants to put the people first, not the politicians, he says.

Jamison says he doesn’t agree with all of city’s decisions, and it’s time to challenge those.

Jamison: With 3,000 people coming to Sioux Falls each year, they need a place to live.

Jamison introduces his family of realtors: “I’ve got a vested interest in the realtors in this city.”


Huether’s address lasted 20 minutes. Jamison takes the floor.

Huether responds that investments show how important the community is to him.

First question for Mayor Huether: How do personal land investments affect decision-making process as mayor?

Huether: “We’ve got folks building again … and guess what real estate community, we’ve got folks buying again.”

Huether: “You know how business was four years ago. We’ve instilled confidence … and we’ve got it going on right now.”

Huether calls indoor pool a major project for improving quality of life in Sioux Falls.

Huether: “At what point in time are we going to come together as a community and actually build an indoor (aquatic) facility?”

Huether: The environment was perfect for us to build this events center now.

Huether: Downtown rail yard land will be ripe for development.

Huether: Northwest Sioux Falls will be hot spot for construction. “If you don’t have a presence there, you better get one.”

Huether: Real estate community should be excited about Highway 100 partnership with the state.

Huether: Staying ahead of growth means investing in many different things, including roads.

The rally cry is changing, Huether says. Now it’s about workforce development.

Mayor Huether begins his talk with growth and development, highlighting job creation across all sectors.

Mayoral candidates will each get 10 minutes to address the crowd, then they will take questions. Talks should start about noon.