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A short chat with Independent Gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers

November 25, 2013

1174543_360115780787822_439616176_nMike Myers, the Independent candidate for South Dakota Governor, was among those at the Constitution Party meeting in Sioux Falls this last Saturday. I was quite pleased to see him in attendance at the event as it shows he is a man who is willing to learn about different viewpoints. It also gave me the opportunity to have a short chat with Mr Myers before the meeting. I plan on doing a full interview with Mr Myers in the future, but thought I would post some of my initial thoughts on him now and pass them on.

One thing I like about Mr Myers is that he does not seem to have any hidden agenda. Actually he mentioned the governor’s office would become much more open and transparent in his administration. Mike spoke of having weekly town-hall meetings where anyone could tell the Governor how he is doing (good or bad) and ask questions of him. I really like this idea. Even if it is not workable on a weekly basis I believe it would be good for the Governor’s office to do a monthly or quarterly town-hall meeting with actual constituents.

“I can’t be bought” is something Mr Myers said in many different ways. He doesn’t feel obligated to any particular special interest group and doesn’t foresee that changing in the future. Mike also referred to himself as a ‘free floating maverick’. That would best explain why he is an independent candidate. His business card says he has the best side of Republicans and Democrats (a very libertarian-like approach). From my talk with him I believe he wants the people of South Dakota to set the direction of State; as opposed to letting high dollar donors and special interests set our States direction.

Soon I hope to have a longer interview with Mr Myers. But for now I feel confident saying that Mr Myers is an interesting and welcome addition to the South Dakota Gubernatorial race. Hopefully the mainstream media in South Dakota will give him some press time to give his campaign a fair chance.

  1. November 26, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Thanks Ken, you won’t be disappointed. He’s not a phony. Check his resume and experience. Time to get a Governor who isn’t a Politician.

    • Ken Santema
      November 26, 2013 at 8:50 am

      He definitely seems the anti-politician type. His history as a COO and CEO also answers the leadership questions some may have about him.

      • May 24, 2014 at 10:49 am

        That’s an astute answer to a tricky quteoisn

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