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Kermit LeMoyne Staggers II (November 2, 1947 – November 28, 2019) was an American politician. He served in the South Dakota Senate from 1995 to 2002.[1] He unsuccessfully ran for Mayor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2010.

Kermit Staggers
Member of the South Dakota Senate
from the 13th district
In office
Preceded byDennis Pierson
Succeeded byDick M. Kelly
Personal details
Kermit LeMoyne Staggers II

(1947-11-02)November 2, 1947
Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 28, 2019(2019-11-28) (aged 72)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)June Ann
Alma materUniversity of Idaho
Claremont Graduate University


Staggers was born in Washington, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor's and masters degree from University of Idaho. He then received his doctorate degree from Claremont Graduate University. Staggers served in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1978 and was commissioned captain. In 1982 he moved with his wife and family and taught at the University of Sioux Falls from 1982 to 2016. He served on the Sioux Falls City Council from 2002 to 2012.[2]

Staggers died while in hospice care in Sioux Falls on November 28, 2019 at the age of 72.[3]