Voters elect Parliament, approve fireworks

Staff report

Ward 3 voters elected Jack Parliament to represent them on the Brandon City Council, and voters across the city approved the return of fireworks in Tuesday’s municipal election.

Parliament defeated TJ Cameron 372-218.

By an 867-627 margin, fireworks were approved to be discharged 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. within the city limits on July 3 and 4 only.

Under the city’s current law, discharging fireworks other than sparklers, snakes and smoke balls in the city limits was prohibited. With the voter’s approval, any 1.4G fireworks purchased from a South Dakota licensed firework retail store may be fired. 1.4G fireworks are consumer explosive fireworks intended for use by the general public, including single and multiple shot aerials, rockets, Roman candles and fountains.

The 2020 municipal election realized a 20 percent turnout. Of the 7,324 registered voters, 1,497 cast their ballot at one of the three polling sites or by absentee ballot. The city received 855 ballots.

For more on the election results, see the June 24 issue of the Brandon Valley Journal or read online at





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