Kooker for Mayor Release - There's a new PAC in town, not like the old.
Rapid City Mayoral Candidate Sam Kooiker sent out a press release tonight announcing that he's receiving money from a new Rapid City PAC. Except no one named Hamilton or Adelstein is invited:
RAPID CITY – Rapid City mayoral candidate Sam Kooiker has announced that his campaign would accept contributions from a new political action committee called The Committee for Open Government.
The PAC, with retired 7th Circuit Judge Roland Grosshans and retired Rapid City educator Bob Williams at the helm, will support candidates who establish their commitment to open government.
Kooiker said Grosshans and Rapid City businessman George Dunham are among those who have contributed to the PAC.
“I’m very proud of the caliber and character of the people who have chosen to support my mayoral candidacy,” Kooiker said.
Kooiker said none of the people who have contributed to the PAC have any agenda, other than a desire for open and honest government.
“Rollie Grosshans volunteered his time to help me expose the details of the scandalous lease-leaseback plan for selling our waste water treatment plant to off shore companies looking for a tax dodge,” Kooiker said.
“I don’t believe there is a more respected educator in Rapid City than Bob Williams. And, George Dunham and his wife Nancy have become friends of my entire family. George’s reputation as an honorable businessman and philanthropist is beyond reproach. I’m honored to know each of them, and more honored by their confidence in me and their dedication to open government.”