Smith: Make your voice heard in the voting booth

Letter to the editor

We have a very important election coming up on April 13, 2021. I would like to encourage everyone to get registered and to vote.

I encourage people to vote for Ope Niemeyer for mayor, and vote for Patty Bacon and Nick Wendell for City Council. They have experience and served our city well. They have gone through some very trying and contentious times serving on the council this last year. They did not waver in their commitment to keep the people of Brookings safe and healthy.

This COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet, and won’t be over for some time. We need a mayor and council that will continue to follow the science, encourage mask wearing and social distancing to keep the citizens safe and healthy.

I would like to thank them for serving. They have made Brookings the safest city in South Dakota.