Johnathon Ellis had an interesting article in today’s Argus Leader about former Governor Bill Janklow closing his campaign account after all of these years.
Former Gov. Bill Janklow closed out his state campaign account on Wednesday, an account that still held more than $850,000 nearly nine years after Janklow left office.
Janklow, who had been maintaining the account and filing regular disclosure statements since leaving office in 2003, filed notification that he was terminating the account with the Secretary of State?s Office.
Secretary of State Jason Gant said Janklow took the leftover campaign contributions he received as governor and converted them to personal use.
?He paid off his debts, and it appears he notified the IRS, and transferred it to his personal account,? Gant said. The committee
reported a debt, to Janklow, of $19,130.
Bill Janklow will always be one of the more fascinating elected officials in South Dakota political history.