With the petition filing deadline looming, the position of Sioux Falls Mayor officially has a candidate. 

It was announced today that Mayor Mike Huether submitted 527 signatures as part of the petition process.  The Sioux Falls City Clerk's Office in turn verified that Huether met the threshold of 200 minimum valid signatures.

Mayor Huether released this statement upon completing the process.   "In order to earn the honor to serve the people of Sioux Falls, you need to earn it.  We finished one critical step in the process today and I am thrilled by the response to our campaign."

Huether at the moment is the only candidate that has turned in enough signatures to run for mayor.  The deadline for petition submission is Friday at 5pm.