I can’t think of another legislator that reminds me of Stace Nelson. Ever. Jonathon Ellis wrote a very interesting and lengthy article about Stace Nelson and his fight against the Hanson County Dairy, redistricting, time in the legislature and his life prior to joining the legislature. It’s a good read.
Just like any other story about Stace, it’s loaded with controversy and his blunt speaking style.
The article concludes with:
Should Nelson emerge as a Republican nominee from the June primary, Lust says he hopes the seat will stay with Republicans in the general election. There?s a chance Nelson will be invited back to the Republican caucus if re-elected, though Lust admits he?s still upset with what he calls the ?silly and ridiculous allegations? concerning the leadership?s role with other members? legislation.
?Stace has a lot of positive qualities,? Lust said. ?Prior to this last session, I had a good relationship with him. I think he has promise.?
But Lust, who is also running for re-election this year, should not count on Nelson?s support if Lust decides to seek another leadership post.
?I wouldn?t vote for David Lust again if her were the last person on Earth,? Nelson said.
Observing from a distance I’m going to have to disagree with Stace’s evaluation of Lust. The Governor and Leadership have done an incredible job managing our state’s budget shortfall. The budget votes were certainly not easy to make nor was the situation ideal. Lust isn’t serving in a time of wine and roses, and his leadership has reflected a strong committment to getting our state back on track.