Representative Alan Hanks gets into RC Mayoral Race

Adding to an already crowded field smelling blood in the Rapid City Mayoral Race, State Representative Alan Hanks has confirmed what many had long suspected, that he would enter this year's mayoral contest:
State Rep. Alan Hanks announced Tuesday his candidacy for mayor of Rapid City in the June 5 municipal election.

Hanks, a former city council member and current District 32 representative, said he will resign his seat in the Legislature if elected mayor. Gov. Mike Rounds would then appoint a replacement to serve the remaining year of his current term.
Read it all here in the Scott Aust article in the Rapid City Journal. With Hanks' candidacy, that puts seven people willing to jump in against the current mayor who faces issues of his health (as brought up in today's other article), his leadership, the city's investment in infrastructure, and Shaw's pounding on cars in Iowa.

Comments

Anonymous said…
This is good news for Shaw. It is just like Munson in SF - if there are enough challengers, no one emerges as a serious threat.
Anonymous said…
Who do you suppose could bank roll his campaign?
Anonymous said…
SSoooooo Adelstein supports Hanks,,,,Rounds appoints Adelstein to house seat ??????

I bet Hanks gets 50 thousand from Adelstein hahahaha
Rep. Alan Hanks said…
Let me put a stop to all speculation right now.

If I win, Adelstein has already told folks including the Governors folks that he would not ask for or accept an appoint to the open House seat.

As for campaign donations from Adelstein, I have not accepted or been offered any.

If Adelstein offers to donate to my campaign, either as an individual or through any PAC, and if I accept any donation from Adelstein, I have promised PP to report it to him, even if it’s only $10, the day I receive it.

Rep. Alan Hanks
Anonymous said…
Who paid for the polling?
Anonymous said…
Alan - Why would you give PP that kind of power? What other candidates have agreed to those condiditions? What other contributors would you report to PP? This is a bad idea.
Anonymous said…
Wow. PP has been pretty good at furthering the perception that Stan's money is bad money.

On another note - what kind of person puts Rep. in front of their name? Why not just Alan Hanks?

Pretty concered with the title.

"Did I mention I'm a Representative. I represent you. And representing you is something I do for you, that's why they give me this fancy title. It's because I'm a representative."

I've seen Dusty Johnson post on here. He doesn't put PUC Commish Dusty Johnson. I've seen Brock Greenfield post on here - he doesn't put Sen. Brock Greenfield.

Is it possible that Rep. Alan Hanks has a little too much ego for his own good?

Is that why he had to nip funding perceptions in the bud and hold himself accountable to PP?

Does having an ego represent the people?
Anonymous said…
Will his signs say "Sasquatch for Mayor"?
Anonymous said…
Hanks ran for mayor before and got creamed. His ego couldnt let another mayoral race go by without his name in the mix. GO SAM
Anonymous said…
I nominate anon 12:53 for funniest post, haha, good one.
Anonymous said…
Did Rep. Hanks act alone or did he have accomplices on the grassy knoll?

Did he vote secretly to conceal the truth about Roswell?

Does 12:33 ask too many annoying questions?
Anonymous said…
12:53 his mayoral campaign slogan is It's so easy even a caveman can do it.
Anonymous said…
jezzz, people, you don't even know if was or is Alan Hanks posting!
So what if it is. He is an elected official and he does have the title. It does not make him better it makes him worthy because he was and is an elected official.
yes, this applies to both sides of the isle even if i don't agree with both sides.
Anonymous said…
Anon 9:37 brings up an important issue. Who would be appointed?
Anonymous said…
I suppose the realtor's and chamber need to have their candidate in there. As for genuine concern for taxpayers, that's Sam Kooiker.
Anonymous said…
A promise by both Adelstein and Rounds is about as reliable as the word of Bill Clinton!
Anonymous said…
RC Journal headline day after election: "Hanks Yanks Shaw's Kooiker"
Anonymous said…
`Wow that is very "big" of you Rep. Alan Hanks you are a real stand up kind of guy.....
Anonymous said…
The only thing good about Hanks winning would be getting that Stan-loving RINO out of Pierre.

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