Sam has been involved with the SDDP since the winter of 2014, serving as an intern in Pierre during the State Legislative session, and then as a YELL Fellow during the 2014 campaign cycle. Sam is a native of Rapid City and when he finds free time he enjoys playing baseball and exploring other cultures through travel.
Ben has been involved with local Democratic elections in South Dakota for several cycles, and he has helped candidates all across the State of South Dakota running for municipal and statewide elections. Ben is a native of Spearfish, and he spends his free time reading books, playing golf, and spending time outdoors.
Aaron is a lifelong South Dakotan, and has been involved in South Dakota politics and the SDDP from a young age, attending “Teen Democrat Camps” in middle and high School, and serving as a page in the State Legislature as a high school senior. During college, Aaron interned at Senator Tim Johnson’s Aberdeen office and for the SDDP during the 2002 Legislative Session. He was also a candidate for the State Legislature that fall. In his free time, he enjoys reading, traveling with his wife, and putting to use his training as a Certified Judge in the Kansas City Barbecue Society.
In addition, Megan was a member of the Executive Board of Future Waitstaff of America and a student musical theater troupe. She also worked as an Resident Assistant and helped conduct independent research in the English Department. Megan is excited to be back in her home state of South Dakota after four years on the east coast. She is a native of Brandon and can be found spending her free time reading any New York Times article about American politics, scouting out her next great cup of coffee, or spending time outside.
Cole graduated from Texas Tech University in August 2017, with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies. Outside politics, Cole is passionate about steam railroading and regularly volunteers with the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in Antonito, Colorado.