If you’re a Balloon Juice reader and you run for office, we’ll do a fundraiser for you. It’s the least we can do for you while you’re out their busting your ass to make the world a better place.
Reader Aaron Matson is running for State Treasurer of South Dakota. Here is what he has to say:
I am a 4th-generation South Dakotan, and except for a couple years of seminary, I have lived in South Dakota my whole life. Before joining the South Dakota Democratic Party in my current role as their Communications Director, I was a reporter at the Watertown Public Opinion, and a Lutheran pastor in the Watertown and Brookings area. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus on Public Administration from the University of South Dakota in December of 2017. Like Harry Truman, I believe government isn’t just about dollars and cents, but rather, “there must be life and hope in government.”
I am running for State Treasurer because I believe that the political establishment has forgotten the key point about public administration and public service – it is first and foremost, about the public. As State Treasurer, I will always remember I answer to the taxpayer first – not banks, not special interests, but the people of South Dakota.
Let’s raise some money for him.