Letter of Endorsement

Dear Friend,

I’m writing to encourage your vote for Jess Olson, candidate for South Dakota House of Representatives in District 34.  Jess has shown leadership, fiscal responsibility and a can-do attitude in her role as the Executive Director at WellFully, a Rapid City nonprofit organization serving children and families. With this skill-set, Jess will serve you well as your representative in Pierre.

When Jess was hired to lead Wellfully, the organization faced significant financial challenges, and was on the brink of closing.  She acted promptly and effectively to strengthen finances. Enlisting her board of directors and other volunteers, she successfully effected a turnaround.  Today, Wellfully is thriving with expanded programs, more youth served, and more jobs. With this experience, Jess is even more able to support businesses, develop workforce and demonstrate fiscal leadership to benefit District 34 and citizens across South Dakota.

Beyond her work as a nonprofit leader, Jess is a dedicated member of the community, serving on the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. She is also a past board chair for the Rapid City Library. I have no doubt that Jess will work hard for you as a representative.

I confidently recommend Jess Olson to be your District 34 Representative, and I encourage you to vote for her on June 5th.


Dennis Daugaard