Tony Bartholomaus to Seek Minnehaha County Auditor Position

Sioux Falls, South Dakota—

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.

“In light of recent miscues by the current Auditor I feel it is time to introduce myself to the voters and let them know they will have a choice when they vote for Auditor in November.”

“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..

“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.” said Bartholomaus.

“I do not enter this race naively,” said Bartholomuas. “The current Auditor has long political experience as a Democrat and as a Republican in Minnehaha County and it is never easy to defeat an incumbent. But I promise to work as hard as I can and to demonstrate by doing, my message of “restoring the tradition of hard work and competence” to the office of Minnehaha Auditor. I invite all Minnehaha County residents, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to join me in this effort.”

7 Thoughts on “County Auditor Litz has a challenger

  1. Helga on May 29, 2014 at 1:03 am said:

    Just a question, to run for office in Sioux Falls does one have to be a banker?

  2. Taxpayer-Voter on May 29, 2014 at 6:32 am said:

    “I do not enter this race naively,” said Bartholomuas. “The current Auditor has long political experience as a Democrat and as a Republican in Minnehaha County…

    Actually, the current County Auditor does NOT have long political experience. He, first, showed up on the local political scene when he ran for City Council. His background is in construction and ‘D’ League football (STORM).

    Despite the fact he is the incumbent, given the litany of errors he has made during his short time as County Auditor, he is very beatable.

  3. anonymous on May 29, 2014 at 9:32 am said:

    From Madville Times:

    Jeff Barth
    2014.05.29 at 09:22

    Having met Tony I am pleased to see this announcement. Minnehaha county needs a more professional approach to this important position.

    Sounds to me like an endorsement coming from a sitting Minnehaha County Commissioner/Bob Litz’s Direct Report.

  4. Jeff Barth on May 29, 2014 at 10:32 am said:

    This is one position where having been a banker is a positive. Minnehaha county cannot remain a Ma and Pa operation as we move into the future.

    We need someone who understands numbers, who works for and with his staff and who spends whole days at a time on the job. I believe that Tony Bartholomaus fits the bill.

    I do endorse Tony Bartholomaus for Minnehaha county Auditor.

  5. judy judy on May 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm said:

    Bob has run for office as a Democrat. He has run for office as a Republican. His candidacies reach back at least 15 years. He is not only a long-time politician, he is also a political opportunist. There is nothing wrong with being a long-time politician, some of my best friends are. One hopes that along the way they acquire wisdom to temper their ambition. In Bob’s case, this does not seem to have occurred. We do not need any more blunders by the Auditor. I think we need a change.

  6. 85th stuckee on May 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm said:

    I would think litz will get a nice cushy job back at city hall for helping mmm and the other a clowns with the hosed up election We all know integrity is at an all time low in sf

  7. Dan Daily on May 30, 2014 at 10:34 am said:

    Gosh, does this mean there’s a possibility elections cannot be manipulated in the future. It would be nice to live where the vote decides for or against indoor sporting temples.

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