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.

Inside Town Hall - December 2015

Councilors Erickson, Staggers, Kiley and Karsky's topics include CVB BID board, the sharing economy and Project TRIM.

Inside Town Hall – September 2015

Councilors Rex Rolfing, Christine Erickson and Dean Karsky discuss topics such as proposed changes to the mixed Martial arts ordinance, transportation network companies such as Uber and the new police chief.

Inside Town Hall - April 2015

Council Member Kermit Staggers discusses mobile food trucks with his guest Peter Chang. Find out what are some the rules, regulations and issues facing these downtown merchants. Billboards are in the news, Councilman Staggers dives into the debate and offers his suggestions.

Committee(s) Served On

Term Expires: 2016

District: At-Large