The Jerry Wright Information Page
Because Truth Should Be Most Important
This page is dedicated to sharing the truth about Jerry Wright of Rapid City, South
Dakota. Jerry Wright is a former alderman for the Rapid City Council and is a former
council president. Prior to that he was in charge of Rapid City's landfill for many
years. During his leadership extensive fraud occurred. How much fraud? That is up
for debate. Many estimates put that figure over $1 million of taxpayer money lost. You
can read about why the criminal case was dismissed by clicking here. State's
attorney Glenn Brenner summed it up by saying it was, "....because of the sloppy
negligent management of the landfill. It's made our job impossible at this point. I used
to say difficult, now I'm saying impossible. And that lies in the hands of the
supervisors of the facility at the time." Jerry Wright supervised the landfill.
The City went on to win a civil lawsuit in which the garbage hauler admitted to
committing "a series of fraudulent acts." Click here to read the article.
Jerry Wright is also the ONLY Rapid City councilman to be unanimously reprimanded
for his behavior. Why? He attempted to get a former council member fired from his
job working for a nonprofit helping people who had brain injury. Three weeks after
Jerry Wright's visit the former councilman was suddenly and unexpectedly let go
from his employer of over 20 years. He was let go without cause.
Why did Jerry Wright try to get a former councilman fired? That is a good question. It
was in response to this column that was written and published in the Rapid City
Journal. It is the last half of the column. That column includes a compliment of Mr.
Wright and was to be protected by the First Amendment. Instead Jerry Wright went on
the attack, trying to suppress free speech and attack the livelihood of the writer.
This page has been created so that there will be information on the internet with facts
and legal documents. Why? Because Jerry Wright has repeatedly attempted to attack
and slander the same former council member. He has tried to create himself as the
innocent victim. For example, he reportedly called a business that had a campaign
sign and referred to that former council member as "despicable." That is not the
behavior of someone who is contrite. This also was done while he was still serving
on city council. Fortunately his term expired in July 2017.
Click here to read the Rapid City Journal article regarding Jerry Wright's unanimous
reprimand from the City Council. It should be noted that Jerry Wright was not contrite
and has never apologized directly for his actions. In the Journal article photos, one
photo shows Wright smiling.
More information will gradually be added to this page. The purpose of this page is to
have objective facts available.