Voters who cast their ballot for Ron Weifenbach did so because they believed that Ron would make a better mayor than the incumbent.
I know and like Mr. Weifenbach and respect his decision to run. His voice in the campaign was valuable to me, and should have been to all Rapid City voters, and for that matter to all the other candidates. Mr. Weifenbach had a great deal to say about management style. And, I hope that the remaining candidates were listening.
Mr. Weifenbach ran an honorable campaign and articulated many reasons why things should change in City Hall. And, he suggested how he would change them.
What you have in Sam Kooiker, is a candidate who is willing to listen. I have no doubt in my mind that those who voted for Mr. Weifenbach would be more than happy with the manner in which Mr. Kooiker chooses to manage city hall. And, I know both gentlemen well enough to know that Mr. Kooiker will place great value on Mr. Weifenbach's ideas and advice.
If, as a Weifenbach supporter, you seek change at city hall, it is essential that you get out and vote for Mr. Kooiker.