RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Councilwoman Laura Armstrong announced her candidacy for mayor on Friday.
Armstrong has represented Ward 5 on the Rapid City Common Council since 2017.
Armstrong is the second person to announce for mayor of Rapid City. Earlier this year, Ron Weifenbach announced his candidacy.
Current Mayor Steven Allender announced earlier this fall that he would not be seeking reelection.
In a release, Armstrong stated “Rapid City deserves strong and decisive leadership, a mayor who can be authentic and isn’t afraid to make a difficult decision. I believe I’ve proven myself worthy and up to the task and I hope you agree. Those who support me understand I have a strong sense of duty to Rapid City and have never backed down from a challenge.”