From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, now that Jeff Barth has a loss for Congress under his belt, this current County Commissioner is looking to take on his own party’s candidate for Sioux Falls Mayor:
Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth is considering a run for Sioux Falls mayor.
While he hasn’t officially announced his candidacy and won’t until he determines if he has the financial backing, he said he is looking into running for the position. The mayoral election is in April.
Incumbent Mike Huether has said he will run for re-election.
Barth’s concerns about rising rates of crime and poverty in the city are what’s prompted him to consider a run for the city’s top job, he said. He said the mayor is not doing enough to address those issues.