Hey, it's another Democrat with a four-syllable, twelve-letter name! Rock on, brother!
Tony Bartholomaus announces that he is running for Minnehaha County Auditor. The 37-year-old Sioux Falls Democrat says he wants to bring his banking experience to the auditor's office:
On May 28th, 2014 Tony Bartholomaus announced his candidacy for Minnehaha County Auditor. Bartholomaus, 37, is married and the father of two with his wife Ashley. He is employed as a personal banker in Sioux Falls. Bartholomaus, a Democrat, is a newcomer to politics:
I get a great deal of pleasure in my current work helping my clients achieve financial success and stability. My current position requires attention to detail, financial expertise, a strong work ethic, a team effort and, sometimes, long hours. I want to bring these same qualities of competence and hard work to the office of Minnehaha County Auditor and provide the people of Minnehaha County the leadership the office needs [Anthony Bartholomaus, press release, 2014.05.28].
Bartholomaus says Minnehaha County could use a good dose of attention to detail to make up for "miscues" by current auditor Bob Litz:
Unfortunately, the confidence the Auditor's office enjoyed in the past has suffered under its current leadership . Recent ballot errors and election mistakes have been well documented in the press and at County Commission meetings. The Auditor’s office has a hardworking staff. And, just like the citizens they serve, they deserve the support and leadership of a competent Auditor That is why I offer myself to the citizens of Minnehaha County as a choice... the right choice for Auditor this November [Bartholomaus, 2014.05.28].
Bartholomaus says his main message will be "restoring the tradition of hard work and competence." Hey, Tony, with a message like that, are you sure you don't want to run for Secretary of State? Whichever Democrat runs for state election chief can borrow Bartholomaus's text verbatim.