Meet the Candidate

Taneeza Islam, Esq.

Sioux Falls Mayor

Sioux Falls

Occupation: Executive Director of SD Voices for Peace and SD Voices for Justice

Education: BA in Political Science, Albion College, Albion, MI; MA in Intercultural Management, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT; JD Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, MN.

Family: Husband Dr. Timothy Dillard, two sons Zaki and Amiri

Years residing in Sioux Falls: 10 years in May 2022

Social Media: @taneezaforsf on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

If elected Mayor, what is a short-term priority you have? What is a long-term priority?
With adding 5,000-7,000 new residents every year for the next 10 years we need a comprehensive housing plan. I will start by assessing housing shortage levels for all incomes to create short term solutions for our increasing low-income workforce and innovative public-private partnerships for long term investments.

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