Ried Holien announces his candidacy for Mayor of Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D.(AlphMedia)–Former State Senator and current city councilman Ried Holien filed petitions Friday to run for Watertown mayor.

It comes at a time when Watertown is about to transition to a city manager-led form of government, which will include a smaller city council and a part-time mayor.

Holien believes he’s the best fit under that scenario.

Holien’s late entry into the race means a compressed campaign, but he’s okay with that.

Holien will face incumbent Mayor Sarah Caron.

Election Day is June 15th.