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Sioux Falls mayoral candidates meet at Rotary Club campaign stop

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In about four weeks, Sioux Falls voters head to the polls. One question they will answer is 'who should lead the city?'

Monday, the two candidates, Mayor Mike Huether and City Councilor Greg Jamison made a joint campaign stop to persuade voters with the answer to that question.

We asked several Rotary Club members what they thought about the speeches.

And you would be hard pressed to find anyone who would say anything bad about either candidate, but that wasn't exactly the case when it came to the candidates themselves.

The race for the corner office at City Hall is getting more vocal.

City Councilor Greg Jamison proclaimed in his speech "the biggest difference between the mayor and myself is that I will not lie to you."

Strong words from Jamison. But most Rotary Club members only had good things to say about both candidates and their speeches.

Rotary Club member Douglas Pay, MD said "I liked both speeches. They were apropos and they reflected the needs of our community."

Rotary Club member Glenn Jorgenson said "I admire both of them. I think the willingness to serve is admirable. The state is doing well and the city is doing well. We need good people and they're both good people."

Mayor Huether stated in his speech "I'm fully confident we'll stay one step ahead of this growth to main our beautiful and well planned city."

But Jamison and Mayor Huether presented opposing views to club members on whether the growth of Sioux Falls is a cause for concern or celebration.

"Contrary to what happens in a lot of cities that grow rapidly, Sioux Falls is growing pretty neatly and orderly so I feel good about the route they're going," Jorgenson said.

"I always like growth... because any organism that doesn't grow, stagnates and dies," Pay said.

And while Huether and Jamison may not agree on the issues, some voters believe the two candidates have one thing in common.

Rotary Club member Carol Twedt said "it's not an easy job, and when you can attract two gentleman as Greg and Mike are, that the city is going to be well served, regardless."

The only complaint Rotary Club members had about the event is that they didn't have a chance to ask the candidates any questions.

Coming up March 31st, Mike Huether and Greg Jamison will participate in a debate hosted
by KSFY News and the Argus Leader. It will air live and commercial-free.

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