Your story Oct. 21 about Danny Miles not running for District 2 Representative is accurate as far as it went. I also discussed his status with the Secretary of State office on Monday, Oct. 15.
This is what I was told: The office has no record of his withdrawal papers ever being received. Miles, if elected, would be eligible to be seated as one of the District 2 Representatives.
Of further interest to the citizens of District 2 is what was said by Chuck Welke, Democrat candidate for the District 2 Senate seat, during the Oct. 5 Redfield Candidate Forum. He said that Miles could not be seated even if elected and that Dennis Nemmers was not actively campaigning. This would mean that Republicans Brock Greenfield and Burt Tulson would be elected. He went on to say that District 2 should be geographically balanced by electing him as senator.
My personal view is that Welke was either woefully misinformed, or worse, he attempted to mislead those of us attending the forum.
South Dakota as a state has a history of being well-managed. We enjoy one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, at the top for freedom of its citizens, for low taxes and for being business friendly. Add to that Aberdeen as well as South Dakota is great place to retire.
As incumbents with agriculture and business backgrounds, Sen. Art Fryslie and representatives Greenfield and Tulson deserve to be re-elected to be our legislative leaders.