David R. "Dave" Munson
was the mayor of the city of Sioux Falls
, South Dakota
from 2002 until 2010.
Dave Munson was born in Sioux Falls in April 1942. He obtained his B.A.
degree from Sioux Falls College
degree from Augustana College
. For eight and a half years, he taught school. From 1977
, Munson worked as an independent insurance agent. In 1978
, he was elected to represent Minnehaha County
in the South Dakota State House of Representatives
. In 1981
, Munson became Republican
precinct committeeman. From 1983
, he was House majority whip.
Munson, a state senator
for many years, retired from CitiBank
in December 2001 after 20 years with the bank as its government affairs officer.
Finance controversies took their toll on the mayor; and on February 2, 2006, the sixty-three-year-old Munson decided not to seek re-election. After dropping out of the mayoral race, his supporters convinced him to re-enter. This proved to be the correct choice for Munson who won by a small margin of just under 900 votes over the challenger Bruce Halverson
. He left the office of Mayor in May 2010 due to term limits. He was succeeded by Mike Huether
Munson was the subject of a number of skits on The Caribou Show
He is a former member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition