April 12 may be the first time a Libertarian in South Dakota has ever been elected to office.
Tricia Weathers is running for the Box Elder City Council. Box Elder is a city of approximately 9,300 people in the western part of the state, east of Rapid City and near Ellsworth Air Force Base.
Ms. Weathers was appointed to the city council last November to fill a vacancy, and the election this month is to fill out the remainder of the term.
Ms. Weathers owns her own travel agency, and her husband works in aviation at the Rapid City Regional Airport.
The current mayor, with whom she has had a contentious relationship during her time on the city council, has done the majority of the work to get her competitor on the ballot.