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Independent gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers press conference on Wedsnesday

January 14, 2014

Tomorrow, Jan 15, independent gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers will hold a press conference in Sioux Fall. The details are in his press release below. I will not be able to make it to Sioux Falls tomorrow. But if anyone goes please pass on any thoughts (good or bad) about the press conference.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 13th January 2014

Independent Candidate for Governor Announces Running Mate and Launches Petition for 2014 Election


Michael Myers, A former health care executive and law professor will announce his Lieutenant Governor running mate for an Independent bid for Governor of South Dakota.

                  Michael Myers is an Independent candidate for Governor and will introduce his Lieutenant Governor running mate at a press conference this Wednesday, 11am in Sioux Falls at the Main Library in Meeting Room A; 200 N. Dakota Ave. After the announcement, the candidates will begin the process to collect more than 3,000 voter signatures necessary to qualify an Independent on the ballot. The press conference will start with a brief introduction of Myers and his running mate and open up for questions from the press. The public and campaign supporters are also encouraged to attend.

Michael Myers is a highly qualified expert on health care policy. Myers worked as CEO of Mayo-St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, the COO who led the merger of St. Joseph Mercy and St. Vincent hospitals in Sioux City, Iowa, and the merger of Fairview Riverside Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Myers also taught healthcare administration and healthcare law at the Schools of Law and Business at the University of South Dakota for 23 years.

After working a long career as a health care administrator and instructor, Myers retired and set out to apply his knowledge and guidance to public service for senior citizens. For more than a decade, professor Myers hosted a radio show called the “Elder law Forum” and provided free advice to senior citizens. Now Myers sets out to use his expertise and passion to serve South Dakota as the next Governor. Myers is committed to make major health care reforms his number one priority for his administration, and will promote a non-profit cooperative that is owned by the members who receive coverage, so “profits” will be returned to patients in the form of lowered costs.

Myers is not just an advocate for patients and better health care policy, but an Independent voice for South Dakota who can be open to new ideas and concepts that would not otherwise be considered by officials who are held captive to political parties. Myers will make the Governor’s office more transparent and collaborative with the public. Myers advocates for a range of issues spanning agricultural and industrial hemp, economic development that will strengthen our work force, and real education reform that starts with parents and teachers not bureaucrats and politicians. Myers’ running mate has legislative and legal experience and will add much populous appeal to his Independent ticket.

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