Petition mess over at Minnehaha County?

I’ve known about this mess for a few months, in fact I told Pam Nelson she had a peculiar challenger, her niece’s husband, and currently her employee. She seemed dumbfounded, since Marlin lives in Lincoln county;

As Jonathan Ellis reported last week, Marlin Schlenker is running for Minnehaha County Treasurer. His candidacy is noteworthy for multiple reasons:

  1. Schlenker’s running against his aunt-in-law and boss, incumbent treasurer Pam Nelson.

  2. Schlenker and his wife Sondee filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last May to get out of $195,765.74, most of that associated with Sondee’s business, consignment shop Resale Living. Hmm… Minnehaha County, do you want a guy who couldn’t keep his own books balanced managing your public treasury?

  3. Schlenker lives in Lincoln County—not by much, just a block south of 57th Street, the in-town county line between Lincoln and Minnehaha.

No worries Marlin, maybe you can prove you are a Heutterite and they will give you immunity.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 04.07.16 at 12:18 pm

Check for a birth certificate. There’s still doubt about Obama & Cruz citizenship. Actually, a Lincoln county resident could be beneficial. They escaped the credit card cubicle mentality. A treasurer who took bankruptcy less than a year ago. You can’t make this stuff up. I’m hokey and I live in South Dakota so rub it in with some media humor or an April Fools joke.

#2 i12doit on 04.07.16 at 12:38 pm

Sounds like political incest. What can I say?

#3 John on 04.07.16 at 2:50 pm

I am voting for Pam. Marlins bankruptcy and mess doesn’t matter because he isn’t qualified to be Treasurer.

#4 scott on 04.07.16 at 7:07 pm

how can a business in boomtown file for bankruptcy?

#5 LJL on 04.07.16 at 9:15 pm

So many wrongs in this situation. Why the hell was able to hire her nephew? Why the hell do you not have to live in the county your running an election in? Why din’t Ellis point out his financial issues?

Sounds a bit like the presidential race were about to be in. An inept moron who can’t do her job properly or a bankrupt doofus. Please tell the third a candidate can speak english!!!

Thank god voting is voluntary.

#6 JD on 04.08.16 at 12:32 pm

Holly hagendoze batman, you mean our systems a mess?
Well that sucks, because they just had a statement on Bloombuger that Yellen, Bernankus and some other incumbents said that the economy is looking very strong when your on a STACK OF CRACK…………! :{o