Your mother dies and leaves you $50,000. What do you do with the money?
- New car
- New boat
- New porch
- New primary election system
Drey Samuelson picks D:
By the time the check arrived, he knew what he was going to do with it. This week, he confirmed that he will donate it to the campaign of Amendment V, the ballot measure that would make all South Dakota elections nonpartisan, similar to judicial or school board campaigns.
“I’m not some rich guy,” says Samuelson, 63, who also worked for state Democratic icon Tom Daschle. “I decided to do this because I believe strongly in nonpartisan elections, but also as a way to honor my mom” [Stu Whitney, “Campaign Gift from the Heart,” that Sioux Falls paper, 2016.08.11].
That single donation puts the Vote Yes on V committee a full fifth of the way to its $250K fundraising goal.