Lance Russell for AG Endorsement from Mayor of Edgemont letter in delegate mailboxes

This endorsement letter was in Mailboxes today from the mayor of Edgemont to Republican Delegates today urging their support of Lance Russell for Attorney General:

32 Replies to “Lance Russell for AG Endorsement from Mayor of Edgemont letter in delegate mailboxes”

    1. Anonymous

      As I understand it he is running for 3 things at the same time:

      Attorney General
      State Senate
      Precinct Committeeman

      1. Bill

        Russell might as well throw a few more offices in there as well to help hedge his bet to get elected somewhere.

  1. William Beal

    Personally, no matter how much I like Lance (and I do), I would like him to address these two concerns that have been brought up on this forum, prior to the election.

    Whether these concerns are issue of the law or not, they are political issues that will be factors in the general election. I think it best for all concerned, including Lance, to address these issues prior to the Republican Convention.

    1. What is his response to his disciplinary action by the court in 2011? “Russell who intends to complete a masters program and principally practice law in the areas of environment and natural resources has indicated that he has no present intention of again seeking a position as a public prosecutor.

    2. If Lance wins his primary race for State Senator, will he withdraw from that race prior to accepting an nomination as a candidate for Attorney General at the state Republican Convention?

    Codified Laws – 12-6-3. Candidacy for two offices at one election prohibited–Exceptions. No person may be a candidate for nomination or election to more than one public office except for the office of President of the United States or vice president of the United States. However, a candidate for any such office is not prohibited from being elected to any one or more party offices as may be provided in chapter 12-5.
    Source: SDC 1939, § 16.0215; SL 1973, ch 74, § 2; SL 2002, ch 73, § 3; SL 2015, ch 76, § 3.

    Lance may indeed have strong points to make in his defense on these issues, but it’s best if he addresses them prior to placing himself as a candidate at the convention.

  2. Anonymous

    The flaws on these 3 candidates get bigger every day.

    McGuigan’s problem was that he was too normal.

  3. Anonymous

    I honestly don’t understand how anyone can support Lance Russell. If he wins at the convention, he will lose the general election.

    1. Anonymous

      Or, if Cory Heidelberger’s article is correct, he will have to withdraw prior to being nominated from the floor.

  4. Anonymous

    Is this a joke? a spoof?

    How can you endorse the guy that was TERMINATED FOR CAUSE as City Attorney of Edgemont….

  5. Anonymous

    November 28, 2017…since Lance Russell became a candidate for Attorney General, and around 6 months ago…not years ago he was terminated for cause….he did not resign and the vote was 5-1.

    Pick who you want as AG, but don’t pick him.

    Check out the city council minutes for yourself–

    1. Bill

      With this new information, Russell should drop out of both races. He is very toxic to the Republican party.

  6. Anonymous

    Edgemont Common Council
    Special Meeting
    November 28, 2017

    Mayor Jerry Dibble called the special meeting of the Edgemont Common Council to order at 7:00 P.M. on November 28, 2017, at Edgemont City Hall. Present were Council members, Terry Leehey, Carla Schepler, Carl Shaw, Jason Shook, Barbara Strozewski and Sandra Woodward.

    The Pledge of Allegiance was stated.


    No conflicts were heard.

    Carl Shaw made a motion to approve the November 28, 2017 agenda. Motion seconded by Barbara Strozewski. Motion passed with unanimous vote.


    Carl Shaw made a motion to enter into executive session @ 7:01. Motion seconded by Carla Schepler. Motion passed with unanimous vote.
    Returned from executive session @ 7:52.
    Barbara Strozewski made a motion to terminate the contract immediately as of 11/28/2017 with City Attorney Lance Russell for cause. Motion was seconded by Terry Leehey. Motion carried with roll call vote. Leehey – aye, Schepler – aye, Shaw – aye, Shook – nay, Strozewski – aye, Woodward – aye.

    RESOLUTION 2017-11-28
    Carl Shaw made a motion to approve Resolution 2017-11-28 as read. Motion was seconded by Sandra Woodward. Motion carried with unanimous roll call vote.
    Resolution 2017-11-28
    Whereas there has been presented to the City Council of Edgemont, South Dakota, the within plats of the above described lands, and it appearing to the Council that said plat conforms to the existing plats of said City, that the streets set forth therein conforms to the system of streets of the municipality, that all provisions of the subdivision regulations have been complied with, that all taxes and special assessments upon the tract have been fully paid, and that said plat and the survey thereof have been executed according to law, now therefore,
    BE IT RESOLVED, that said plat is hereby approved in all respects.
    Dated at Edgemont, South Dakota this 28th day of November, 2017.
    Jerry Dibble, Mayor
    I, Finance Officer of the City of Edgemont, South Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument is a true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by the City Council of Edgemont, South Dakota at a meeting held on the 28th day of November, 2017.
    Edgemont City Finance Officer
    Sandra Woodward made a motion to adjourn @ 7:58pm. Motion was seconded by Carl Shaw. Motion carried with unanimous vote.

    The next regular City Council meeting will be held December 5, 2017 at 7:00p.m.


    /s/Jerry Dibble
    Jerry Dibble, Mayor
    Jerry Dibble


    /s/Karen S Cain
    Karen S Cain, Finance Officer

    Published once at an approximate cost of ______________.

  7. Freedom Richard

    What the?? He was canned by the City and then the mayor endorsed him? Are they just trying to get him to move or what? I’m sorry, but not even Superman flying backwards around this stink bomb can put enough spin on it to make me NOT think something smells funny!

  8. Anonymous

    He was terminated for cause?

    That added with his prior ethics violations has to give people pause….

    1. Anonymous

      I fully support him as the nominee and look forward to seeing the matchup of Russell vs Means or Seiler. Bets anyone?

        1. Anonymous

          Looking for

          #1 Someone who has the best qualifications to serve as our Attorney General

          #2 After being the best qualified preferably someone who is independent of the majority ruling party of the state to follow the laws and provide an objective balance as not to be accused of covering up to protect a political party with a failure to prosecute to the fullest extent if laws have been broken or go on a political witch hunt.

          Russell vs Means or Seiler? Bets? $20.00 Russell loses? more or less?

          1. Anonymous

            Russell will never be the nominee…come back after both conventions and then lets talk about bets.

  9. Very concerned voter

    Russell is the most unelectable candidate I have ever seen. He was proven to be unethical, was fired from a public job, is not liked by most of the state. I am not seeing any good qualifications in the guy. Does anyone, besides his buddy stace, want this guy as AG?

    He would do us all a favor and drop out now.

  10. grudznick

    Mr. Russell is a naughty boy, indeed, and Mr. Nelson’s puppet master extraordinaire, but you can’t deny he is one handsome devil.

      1. Anonymous

        I would give him an F if giving him a grade.

        Ethics opinion
        Terminated as city attorney of Edgemont and that appears to be within the last 6 months while he was a candidate and
        Running for multiple offices at once…

        KM, are you defending him? if so I would like to hear your response to those issues and why he is electable

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