Interesting moments in Rapid City Politics
If there was ever an opportunity for payback...
As I'm told, this last year in the Sioux Falls Mayoral race, candidate for mayor Vernon Brown (also on the city council) had an endorsement radio ad done for him in the contest by the Rapid City Mayor Jim Shaw. (UPDATE - I'm hearing that it was NOT Vernon Brown - it was Darrin Smith. My Bad -pp).
Fast forward a year later.... And the embattled mayor is not Dave Munson, who survived the contest, but Rapid City Mayor Jim Shaw who is coming off of a string of controversies, including his very public arrest down at the Iowa State Fair.
So are we going to see any payback? Will a Sioux Falls councilman do an advertisement for Shaw?
Or will Mayor Munson's phone start ringing with various Rapid City mayoral candidates asking him if he "remembers that ad that Jim Shaw did?"
Speaking of Rapid City politics, did anyone pay any attention to the Letter to the Editor in the Rapid City Journal on behalf of councilwoman Deb Hadcock back on the 15th?
Re-elect Deb Hadcock to Ward 2Hmm... Where have we heard this name before?
With several hot issues encompassing the Rapid City area, I feel it is important for its citizens to be aware of those intending to represent them in the upcoming municipal election.
I am saddened to say that as a resident of Ward 1, I am tempted to write in "Bugs Bunny" for city council, as no candidate has come forward to speak on the issues or their plans for the city. I truly wish that I were still a resident of Ward 2, so that I could cast my ballot to re-elect city Councilwoman Deb Hadcock. During her initial term on city council, she has focused on such issues as Rapid City beautification, park presentation and safety, and infrastructure improvement.
As a working mother of four, I need a representative who understands the importance of safe parks and clean water for my children, while assisting the city with its economic growth. So when considering who to vote for in the upcoming election in Ward 2 consider this, Deb Hadcock represents and works for the people, because she truly is one of the people.
So, it looks like Councilwoman Deb Hadcock has a steadfast supporter in Christina Sailors, the treasurer for Doug Hamilton's Elect Better Government PAC, which is in the thick of some of the controversies in the Rapid City Mayoral Race. (Even though Deb doesn't live in Christina's voting ward).
Never a dull moment in Rapid City politics.