WATERTOWN, S.D. – Ninety-two-year-old Dorothy Kellogg of Watertown will appear on the November ballot as a candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives, even though she never intended to actually run for the seat.
Kellogg said Democrats needed to fill a spot on the ballot, so she filed paperwork to run for the House, according to KELO-TV. The former state lawmaker says she filed as a placeholder, with the idea that she would withdraw and the party would replace her with another candidate.
But Kellogg said she recently was notified she did not file paperwork on time to withdraw from the race. That means her name will remain on the ballot this fall.
Kellogg said if she wins, she would have to decide if her health would allow her to serve.