Two more big recruits have taken out petitions to run as Republicans with the announcements of Mark Mickelson and Christine Erickson as state house candidates.
From Erickson’s press release:
Christine Erickson, a small business owner and stay-at-home mother, has announced her intention to enter the District 11 House of Representatives race in western Sioux Falls. Christine, along with her husband, Tony, and her three boys, decided now is the time she could make the most difference for South Dakotans.?After a lot of thought and prayer, I believe that now is the time for me, and other working and stay-at-home mothers, to let our voices be heard for education and small business,? stated Erickson.
An interesting fact about Erickson is that her brother is the four time Super Bowl winning kicker Adam Vinatieri.
And now on to Mickelson. People have been talking about this guy running for years, and he is finally jumping in. I’m glad to see it for several reasons. First he should be a strong candidate, and second it will allow us to relive some great memories of his father who was Governor of SD from 1986 until his tragic plane crash in 1993.
Now Mickelson, the son and grandson of former South Dakota governors, is taking the leap. Mickelson has taken out petitions to run for the state House this year in the newly configured District 13, which includes central and southern Sioux Falls. It?s a district more Republican-friendly than its previous incarnation, thanks to new borders.
Now 45, Mickelson went to former Gov. Bill Janklow?s funeral. It felt, he said, like the passing of a generation. And, he decided, time to give public service a try.
Two more reasons for Republicans to look forward to 2012. The bench keeps getting deeper. Unfortunately for the Democrats, the only thing getting deeper is the hole they continue to dig for themselves.