If Spearfish voters don’t want to wait until October 22 for City Hall downtown to start taking ballots, they can drive down to the Lawrence County Courthouse to cast their votes for Naveen Malik for District 31 House. The Spearfish Democrat says it took one thing to get her to run for House—the repeal of Initiated Measure 22:
A foundational element of my platform will be open government and transparency. I was just as shocked as everyone when Initiated Measure 22 was passed by a majority of South Dakotans, and then repealed in an emergency session by the Governor and the state legislature. In fact, this singular issue is why I am running for office—to make sure that never happens again. We need elected officials who take their oath to serve the public seriously, and who respect the will of the citizens of Lawrence County/District 31. If we can’t have legislators who will respect our democratic process—especially when the voters have spoken – we need to elect new officials who will. Remember, our votes matter!!! [Naveen Malik, campaign webpage, retrieved 2018.09.22]
Malik is running against incumbent Reps. Timothy Johns and Chuck Turbiville, both of whom voted to repeal IM 22 in 2017. That’s reason enough to drive down to Deadwood and vote early for Naveen Malik and her Democratic ticketmate Wyatt Osthus.