Runoff city council candidate forum to take place

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A candidate forum for wards three and four is scheduled for Monday, June 24 at Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center at 6:30 p.m.

The city will be holding runoff elections for those wards as more than two candidates ran in each ward and none received more than 50 percent of the vote on June 6.

Gregory Strommen will be facing Jeffrey Bailie in Ward 3 and Lance Lehmann will be facing incumbent Amanda Scott in Ward 4.

Strommen is an attorney and partner at Banks, Kappelman & Strommen, while Bailie is a full-time professor with the School of Education at Purdue University’s online campus.

Lehmann says he’s a working class citizen from North Rapid City. Scott has served as City Council President since 2018, and has been a council member since 2012.

Early voting is underway for the runoff elections, which will take place on Tuesday, June 25. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day.

Contact the Pennington County Auditor’s Office for polling location or other questions at 605-394-2153.

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