Former State Rep Patty Shiery returns to run for House in Rapid City?

Former State Rep Patty Stricherz, now Patty Shiery, is reportedly considering a run for the State House in Rapid City in District 35.

The District 35 house seats include one vacant house seat, as a result of Republican legislator Don Kopp not running, reportedly to assist his son who is running for Governor in Colorado.

Stricherz, who served a single term in the State House from 2011 to 2012 as a Republican, passed 1 measure during her tenure, regarding protections against precipitous eviction to certain long-term tenants at will in 2011.

Allegedly during her first year in Pierre, Stricherz earned a bit of infamy around the Capitol for demanding to know in caucus what the state spent to heat Capitol Lake.

3 thoughts on “Former State Rep Patty Shiery returns to run for House in Rapid City?

  1. William Beal

    According to the latest information posted here, it looks like it will be a contested primary if she decides to run, as there are already 2 Republican candidates (one an incumbent).

    District 35
    Senate – Mark Kirkeby (R – Incumbent)

    House
    Lynne DiSanto (R)
    Patty Shiery (R?)
    Blaime Campbell (R – Incumbent)