Two months after executive director Suzanne Jones Pranger jumped ship to work for fellow Burke native Senator Billie Sutton’s campaign for governor, the South Dakota Democratic Party tells Sam Parkinson to move over one desk and run the show. Parkinson has been finance and events director since August 2015. He served as interim director after Jones Pranger’s departure and now gets to be permanent office boss under party chair Ann Tornberg.
A couple good things about Parkinson’s promotion:
- Keeping the pick in house means we have a party chair who knows what’s been going on for the past couple years, who’s been grinding axes for whom, and where the printer cartridges are.
- Sam’s already on message: “The Party is seeing a new surge of interest and energy from South Dakotans looking for a change from the corrupt and out-of-touch political establishment in Pierre. I am committed to build upon this great new energy so Democrats have a successful election in 2018.”
- We almost don’t have to change the monogramed towels in the executive washroom…
- …but if we do get fancy and stamp our new exec’s full initials on things, Sam brings us the great South Dakota Proud abbreviation of SDP!
Now, back to registering voters and calling donors….