The city council election is over for most of Rapid City. Ritchie Nordstrom overcame two challengers in Ward 2 and John Roberts claimed victory by a slim margin in Ward 4. In Ward 1, newcomer Becky Drury won over Vince Vidal, while former council member Chad Lewis was unopposed in seeking Ward 3's seat. However, Ward 5 will go into a run-off. The Rapid City Journal reports the three-way race ended with Laura Armstrong gaining 41 percent of the vote. Since she did not exceed 50 percent, she will face runner-up Ron Sasso, who had 32 percent of the votes, in a runoff election later this month.
Past stories on the election are linked in the Black Hills Knowledge Network's online news archive.