Former city councilor, lawmaker considering run for Sioux Falls mayor
Christine Erickson among potential candidates in 2026 election
Christine Erickson is contemplating a return to Sioux Falls City Hall in 2026, but this time with aspirations to lead the city as mayor.
Erickson disclosed her consideration of the position Friday during an appearance on The Dakota Scout’s SCOUTING REPORT weekly podcast, where she revealed that she has assembled a team of local business and political leaders to explore a potential run.
“I’ve got a great crew, we call it ‘the mayor’s roundtable,’” Erickson said. “We quietly have a team, and we are looking at if this makes sense for me and my boys.”
A Rapid City native, Erickson has become a familiar face in state and local politics since her initial foray into public office in 2012 after a successful run for state House. After two years in Pierre, she ran for Sioux Falls City Council, an election she won before serving two terms as an at large councilor, before terming out in 2022.
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