Kermit L. Staggers (AL)



Kermit L Staggers began his career in public service with his election to the South Dakota Senate in 1994. After serving eight years in the Senate, Kermit joined the Sioux Falls City Council in 2002, and represented the Central District until being term-limited in 2010. In 2012, Kermit was elected as an At Large City Councilor.

Kermit is a Professor of History and Political Science at the University of Sioux Falls, and received his Ph.D. in American History from the Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA). In 2001, he received a Fulbright Lectureship at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and the National University Kiev-Mohyla Academy (Kiev, Ukraine) where he taught courses on American government and modern globalization. He has also taught for the University of Maryland in Spain and Germany, served as president of the Great Plains Political Science Association and has contributed scholarly articles to journals and books. Additionally, he served six years as an Air Force Intelligence Officer, and is listed in Who's Who in America.

Kermit and his wife June have two children, Ayn Kristen and Kyle Lee and two grandsons, Elijah and Matthew.

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Kermit Staggers Videos

Inside Town Hall

Inside Town Hall - April 2015

Posted 04/06/2015 in

Councilman Kermit Staggers discuss the food truck ordinance and new billboards going up around the city...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - October 2014

Posted 10/01/2014 in

A roundtable discussion involving Council Members Dean Karsky, Kermit Staggers, Rick Kiley and Christine Erickson. Topics include city budget...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - June 2014

Posted 06/01/2014 in

In this roundtable episode Council members Michelle Erpenbach, Greg Jamison, Kenny Anderson Jr. and Kermit Staggers...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - February 2014

Posted 02/01/2014 in

Inside Town Hall featuring Council Member Kermit Staggers. In this episode Kermit discusses the ballot issues up for a vote in April   [Watch Video]

Inside Town Hall - May 2013

Posted 05/01/2013 in

Council Member Kermit Staggers discusses snow gates and zoning ordinances in this episode of Inside Town Hall...   [Watch Video]