SD 2016 General Election Legislative Races

Here is a list of links I use when researching South Dakota state legislative candidates for the 2016 election. I’ve made it available for anyone to use. If possible I try to find social media accounts for candidates. I also tend to use Ballotpedia to check out some basic facts on candidates. Finally, if the candidate has served in the last few years I link to the SD LRC website for the years they served. That allows me to see what bills they were the sponsors for.

Anything coded Red (Republican) or Blue (Democrat) has already been won in the primary since there is no general election opposition.

District 1 (Brown, Day, Marshall, Roberts)

No General Election in Dist 1

State Senator – No Primary, No general.

Sen Jason Frerichs (D, Dist 1) – Incumbent
Website – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 House 2010 2009
SDPB Video: 2014

State Representative  – 2 Seats. No Primary. No general. Rep Dennis Feickert is term limited so cannot seek an additional term. Wismer will be returning to take his spot.

Rep Steven McCleerey (D, Dist 1) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015
SDPB Video: 2014
SDPB Audio: 2016

Susan Wismer (D, Dist 1) –  Wismer looks to regain her House seat. In 2014 she was the Democrat candidate for Governor.
FacebookTwitterBallotpediaVoteSmart – OpenStatesSoDakLiberty
LRC: 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 2 (Brown, Clark, Hamlin, Spink)

State Senator – No Primary, No general.

Sen Brock Greenfield  (R, Dist 2) – Incumbent
Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 House 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009  Senate 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No primary.

Rep Burt Tulson (R, Dist 2) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Rep Lana Greenfield  (R, Dist 2) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015
SDPB Video: 2014

John Graham (D)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Video: 2014

District 3 (Brown)

State Senator – No Primary. Seat vacated by Sen David Novstrup.

Rep Al Novstrup (R, Dist 3) – Novstrup switched from House to Senate.
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartOpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 Senate 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 House 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

Cory Heidelberger  (D)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

State Representative  – 2 Seats – Rep Al Novstrup is running for State Senate. There was a primary on Republican side where Todd Kolden was defeated.

Drew Dennert (R)
Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Rep Dan Kaiser (R, Dist 3) – Incumbent
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartOpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

Brooks Briscoe (D)
Facebook – Ballotpedia –VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Nikki Bootz (D)
Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 4 (Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Grant)

State Senator – No Primary – Sen Jim Peterson is not seeking reelection.

Rep John Wiik (R, Dist 4) – Wiik is going to try switching houses.
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015

SDPB Audio: 2016

Kathy Tyler (D) – Tyler lost her House seat in the 2014 election.
Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

SDPB Audio: 2016

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary. Rep John Wiik is leaving his House seat to run for Senate. Rep Fred Deutsch withdrew his name and was replaced by the party with John Mills.

John Mills (R)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Jason Kettwig (R)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Matt Rosdahl (D)
Facebook – Twitter – InstagramBallotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Peggy Schuelke (D) – Schuelke ran for SD House in 2014.
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Video: 2014
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 5 (Codington)

State Senator – Sen Ried Holien is not seeking reelection (he had his petition in, but withdrew it). There was a primary on the Republican side where Rep Roger Solum (R, Dist 5) was defeated. David Johnson was a candidate on the Democrat side, but withdrew and was never replaced by the party. That left no General Election.

Neal Tapio (R)
Website – FacebookBallotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary. Rep Roger Solum sought the State Senate seat and Rep Lee Schoenbeck (R, Dist 5) is not seeking reelection. Democrat Alanna Silvis was on the ballot but withdrew her name; the party did not replace her on the ballot.

Hugh Bartels (R)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Nancy York (R)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Michele Alvine (D)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Charles “Chuck” Haan (I)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

District 6 (Lincoln)

State Senator – No primary.

Sen Ernie Otten (R, Dist 6) – Incumbent
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 2014 2013

Kyle Boese (D)
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary.

Rep Isaac Latterell (R, Dist 6) – Incumbent
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Rep Herman Otten (R, Dist 6) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Kyle Rogers (D)
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Clara Hart (D)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 7 (Brookings)

State Senator -There was a primary on the Republican side where Doug Post (R) was defeated.

Sen Larry Tidemann (R, Dist 7) – Incumbent
Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 House 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

Mary Perpich (D)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary. Rep Scott Munsterman is not seeking reelection.

Tim Reed (R)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Rep Spencer Hawley (D, Dist 7) – Incumbent
Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Linda Brandt (D)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Video: 2012

District 8 (Lake, Miner, Moody, Sanborn)

State Senator – No Primary.
** POSSIBLE RECOUNT!

Jordan Youngberg (R)
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Sen Scott Parsley (D, Dist 8) – Incumbent
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 House 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary.

Rep Mathew Wollmann (R, Dist 8) – Incumbent
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015
SDPB Video: 2014

Rep Leslie Heinemann (R, Dist 8) – Incumbent
Website – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

Jason Unger (D)
Facebook – Twitter– Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Kory Rawstern (D)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 9 (Minnehaha)

State Senator – Primary on Republican side where Lora Hubbel (R) was defeated. Holly Boltjes was on the ticket for the Democrats but withdrew her name. She was replaced by the party with John Koch.

Sen Deb Peters (R, Dist 9) – Incumbent.
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia  – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 House 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

John Koch  (D)
Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia  – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary. Rep Paula Hawks (D) is giving up her seat to run for US House.

Michael Clark (R)
Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Rep Wayne Steinhauer (R, Dist 9) – Incumbent
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartOpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 (appointed)
SDPB Audio: 2016

Michael Saba (D)
WebsiteFacebookTwitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty

Mark Guthmiller (D)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty

District 10 (Minnehaha)

State Senator – No Primary.

Sen Jenna Haggar (R, Dist 10) – Incumbent
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 House 2014 2013 2012 2011
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Jim Powers (D)
Website – FacebookBallotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary.

Rep Steven Haugaard (R, Dist 10) – Incumbent
Website – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015
SDPB Video: 2014
SDPB Audio: 2016

Rep Don Haggar (R, Dist 10) – Incumbent
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Paul Vanderlinde (D)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Dean Kurtz (D)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

District 11 (Minnehaha)

State Senator – No Primary – Sen David Omdahl is not seeking reelection.

Rep Jim Stalzer (R, Dist 11)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Tom Cool (D)
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

State Representative  – 2 Seats – There was a primary on the Republican side where Dave Landry (R) was defeated.  Rep Jim Stalzer is giving up his House seat to run for Senate. Mary Claus (D) was in this race for the Democrats but withdrew; she was replaced by Leona Wieland on the ballot.

Chris Karr (R)
WebsiteFacebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Rep Mark Willadsen (R, Dist 11) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014(appointed) 2012 2011 2008 2007 2006 2005
SDPB Video: 2014

Leona Wieland (D)
FacebookBallotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Paul Schipper (D)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

District 12 (Lincoln, Minnehaha)

State Senator – No Primary

Sen Blake Curd (R, Dist 12) – Incumbent
Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 2014(appointed) House 2010 2009

Jim Sanden (D)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary – Rep Alex Jensen is not seeking reeleciton. Betsy Lang (D) was originally on the ballot for the Democrats, she was replaced with Susan Randall.

Greg Jamison (R)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Rep Arch Beal (R, Dist 12) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015

Bob Benson (D)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Susan Randall (D)
WebsiteFacebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 13 (Lincoln, Minnehaha)

State Senator – No Primary – There was a primary, but David Bergan (R) withdrew from the race. Sen Phyllis Heineman (R) is not seeking reelection.

Jack Kolbeck (R)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Denny Pierson (D)
Website – Facebook – BallotpediaVoteSmartSoDakLiberty

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary. Rep Steve Westra (R, Dist 13) was originally in this race; he was replaced on the ballot with Sue K. Lucas-Peterson.

Rep Mark Mickelson (R, Dist 13) – Incumbent
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

Sue Lucas-Peterson (R)
Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

P. James Eckhoff Jr (D)
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Ellee Spawn (D)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Video: 2014

District 14 (Minnehaha)

State Senator – No Primary.

Sen Deb Soholt (R, Dist 14) – Incumbent
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

Tyler Swanger (I)
Website – FacebookTwitterBallotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty

SDPB Audio: 2016

State Representative  – 2 Seats – Tony Pier (D) had submitted his petition and then withdrew it, he was replaced by the party with JR LaPlante. There was a primary on the Republican side where Dave Zimbeck (R) was defeated.

Rep Larry Zikmund (R, Dist 14) – Incumbent
Website – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Rep Thomas Holmes (R, Dist 14) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015
SDPB Video: 2014
SDPB Audio: 2016

Valerie Loudenback (D)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Video: 2014

SDPB Audio: 2016

JR LaPlante (D)
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty

District 15 (Minnehaha)

State Senator – No General.  Seat being vacated by Sen Angie Buhl O’Donnell (D, Dist 15). There was a Democrat primary where Rep Patrick Kirschman (D, Dist 15) was defeated.

Reynold Nesiba (D)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia  – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

State Representative  – 2 Seats – Rep Patrick Kirschman (D, Dist 15) seat is open while he runs for State Senate.

Jamie Smith (D)
Facebook – BallotpediaVoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Rep Karen Soli (D, Dist 15) – Incumbent
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012  
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DPB Audio: 2016

Mike Myers (I)
Facebook – TwitterBallotpediaVoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Eric Leggett (I)
Website – Facebook – BallotpediaVoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Video: 2014

SDPB Audio: 2016

District 16 (Lincoln, Union)

State Senator – Gov Appointee Sen William Shorma (R, Dist 16) is running for House, leaving this spot open.

Rep Jim Bolin (R, Dist 16) – Bolin was term limited in House.
Website – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

Chad Skiles (D)
FacebookBallotpediaVoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

State Representative  – 2 Seats – There was a recount in the Republican primary. The recount did not change the results of the race!

Rep David Anderson (R, Dist 16) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 (appointed)

Kevin Jensen (R)
WebsiteFacebook – Ballotpedia  – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Ted Curry (D)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Ann Tornberg (D)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmartSoDakLiberty
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

District 17 (Clay, Turner)

State Senator – No Primary

Sen Arthur Rusch (R, Dist 17) – Incumbent
Website – Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015
SDPB Video: 2014
SDPB Audio: 2016

Shane Merrill (D)
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary

Debbie Pease (R)
Website – Facebook – BallotpediaVoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Rep Nancy Rasmussen (R, Dist 17) – Incumbent
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2012

Mark Winegar (D)
Website – Facebook – BallotpediaVoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Rep Ray Ring (D, Dist 17) – Incumbent
Facebook – BallotpediaVoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 18 (Yankton)

State Senator – No Primary. Sen Bernie Hunhoff (D, Dist 18) is not seeking reelection. Republican Matt Stone entered the race as an Independent after it was found out Hunhoff was not seeking reelection; Stone later had to withdraw from the race, leaving no General Election.

Craig Kennedy (D)
BallotpediaVoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

State Representative  – 2 Seats. There was an almost primary on the Democrat side, but Christopher Svarstad dropped out.

Rep Mike Stevens (R, Dist 18) – Incubment
Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Rep Jean Hunhoff (R, Dist 18) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 Senate: 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 House 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
SDPB Video: 2014 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

David Allen (D)
Twitter  – BallotpediaVoteSmartSoDakLiberty

Peter Rossiter (D)
Website – Facebook – BallotpediaVoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 19 (Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook)

State SenatorSen Bill Van Gerpen (R, Dist 19) is not seeking reeleciton.

Stace Nelson (R)
Website – FacebookTwitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2014 2013 2012 2011
SDPB Video: 2012

Russell Graeff (D)
Website – BallotpediaVoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

State Representative  – 2 Seats. Ardon Wek (D) was originally on the ballot for the Democrats; was replaced by the Democrats with Melissa R. Mentele.

Rep Kent Peterson (R, Dist 19) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015
SDPB Video: 2014
SDPB Audio: 2016

Rep Kyle Schoenfish (R, Dist 19) – Incubment
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013
SDPB Video: 2012

Melissa Mentele (D)
Facebook – Twitter – BallotpediaVoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

District 20 (Aurora, Davison, Jerauld)

State Senator – No Primary. Sen Mike Vehle (R, Dist 20) is term limited.

Rep Joshua Klumb (R, Dist 20)
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015
SDPB Video: 2014

Quinten Burg (D)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2010 2009 2008 2007 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
SDPB Video: 2012

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary or General. Rep Joshua Klumb (R, Dist 20) is vacating his House seat to run for Senate.

Rep Tona Rozum (R, Dist 20) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Lance Carson (R)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
SDPB Video: 2012

District 21 (Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Gregory, Tripp)

State Senator – No Primary or General.

Sen Billie Sutton (D, Dist 21) – Incumbent
Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
SDPB Video: 2012
SDPB Audio: 2016

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary.

Rep Lee Qualm (R, Dist 21) – Incumbent
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013

Gary Burrus (D)
Facebook – Twitter – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Rep Julie Bartling (D, Dist 21) – Incumbent
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013 Senate 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 House 2004 2003 2002 2001
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 22 – (Beadle, Kingsbury)

State Senator – No Primary. Chuck Groth (D) withdrew his petition and Eric Bliss (D) was put on the ballot by the Democrats to replace him.

Sen Jim White (R, Dist 22) – Incubment
Website – Facebook – BallotpediaVoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: Senate 2016 2015 2014 2013 House 2012 2011
SDPB Video: 2014 2012

Eric Bliss (D)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

State Representative  – 2 Seats –  Incumbent Rep Peggy Gibson (D, Dist 22) is term limited. The other incumbent Rep Dick Werner (R, Dist 22) has recently moved and will be seeking election in District 23.

Roger Chase (R)
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

Bob Glanzer (R)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

Joan Wollschlager (D)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SBPB Video: 2014

Carmen Dannenbring (D)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

District 23 (Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Potter, Spink, Walworth)

State Senator – No Primary or General. The incumbent Sen Corey Brown (R, Dist 23) is term limited and not seeking  election on the House side.

Rep Justin Cronin (R, Dist 23)
Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – OpenStates – SoDakLiberty
LRC: House 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

State Representative  – 2 Seats – No General. Incumbent Rep Justin Cronin (R, Dist 23) is running for State Senate and incumbent Rep Michele Harrison (R, Dist 23) is not seeking reelection. Charlie Hoffman and Rep Dick Werner (R, Dist 22) were defeated in the primary election. The Constitution Party tried to get Wayne Schmidt on the ballot via convention, but that was allowed by the US District Court. 

Spencer Gosch (R)
Website – Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty
SDPB Audio: 2016

John Lake (R)
Facebook – Ballotpedia – VoteSmart – SoDakLiberty

District 24 (Hughes, Hyde, Stanley, Sully)

State Senator – No Primary or General.

Sen Jeff Monroe (R, Dist 24) – Incumbent
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary or General

Rep Mary Duvall (R, Dist 24) – Incumbent
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Rep Tim Rounds (R, Dist 24) – Incumbent
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District 25 (Minnehaha)

State Senator – No Primary. Incumbent appointee Sen Scott Fiegen (R, Dist 25) is not seeking reelection.

Rep Kris Langer (R, Dist 25)
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Jeff Barth (D)
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – Incumbent Rep Kris Langer (R, Dist 25) is running for State Senate.
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Tom Pischke (R)
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Rep Roger Hunt (R, Dist 25)
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David Haagenson (D)
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Dan Ahlers (D)
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District 26 (Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Todd)

State Senator – No Primary or General.

Sen Troy Heinert (D, Dist 26) – Incumbent
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State Representative 26A  (Mellette, Todd) – 1 Seat – No Primary or General

Rep Shawn Bordeaux (D, Dist 26A) – Incubment
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State Representative 26B  (Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman) – 1 Seat – No Primary or General

Rep James Schaefer (R, Dist 26B) – Incumbent
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District 27 (Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Oglala Lakota, Pennington)

State SenatorSen Jim Bradford (D, Dist 27) is term-limited in the Senate and running for State House. No Primary or General.

Rep Kevin Killer (D, Dist 27)
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – Rep Kevin Killer (D, Dist 27) is term-limited in the House and running for State Senate. No Primary.

Rep Elizabeth May (R, Dist 27) – Incumbent
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Steve Livermont (R)
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Red Dawn Foster (D)
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Sen Jim Bradford (D, Dist 27)
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Everette McKinley (I)
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District 28 (Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins, Ziebach)

State SenatorSen Betty Olson (R, Dist 28) is not seeking reelection. Maher defeated Steven Ritch (R) in the Republican Primary. No General.

Ryan Maher (R)
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State Representative 28A  (Corson, Dewey, Ziebach) – 1 Seat – Rep Dean Schrempp (D, Dist 28A) is term-limited. No Primary or General.

Oren Lesmeister (D)
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State Representative 28B  (Butte, Harding, Perkins) – 1 Seat – Marty defeated Karen Wagner in the Republican Primary. No General.

Rep Sam Marty (R, Dist 28B) – Incumbent
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District 29 (Butte, Meade, Pennington)

State Senator – No Primary

Sen Gary Cammack (R, Dist 29) – Incumbent
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LeRoy Kindler (I) – Kindler was defeated by Cammack in a 3-way primary for State Senate in 2014.
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary or General. Incumbent Rep Dean Wink (R, Dist 29) is term-limited.

Larry Rhoden (R)
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Rep Thomas Brunner (R, Dist 29) – Incumbent
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District 30 (Custer, Fall River, Pennington)

State Senator

Rep Lance Russell (R, Dist 30)
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Karla LaRive (D)
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – Primary on Republican side. Incumbents Rep Mike Verchio (R, Dist 30) and Rep Lance Russell (R, Dist 30) are term-limited. Russell is running for State House. There was a recount in the Republican primary. The recount did not change the results of the race!

Julie Frye-Mueller (R)
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Tim Goodwin (R)
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Kristine Ina Winter (D)
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Sandy Arseneault (D)
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District 31 (Lawrence)

State Senator – No Primary or General.

Sen Bob Ewing (R, Dist 31) – Incumbent
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – Incumbent Rep Fred Romkema (R, Dist 31) is term-limited. Michael Weyrich was defeated in the Republican Primary.

Rep Timothy Johns (R, Dist 31)
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Charles Turbiville (R)
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District 32 (Pennington)

State Senator

Sen Alan Solano (R, Dist 32) – Incumbent
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David Hubbard (D)
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – Incumbent Rep Brian Gosch is term-limited.

Rep Kristin Conzet (R, Dist 32) – Incumbent
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Sean McPherson (R)
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Nik Aberle (D)
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Susan Kelts (D)
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District 33 (Meade, Pennington)

State Senator

Sen Phil Jensen (R, Dist 33) – Incumbent
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Haven Stuck (D)
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – Primary on Republican side. Term-limited Rep Jacqueline Sly (R, Dist 33) is trying for the Senate seat and Rep Scott Craig (R, Dist 33) is not seeking reelection.

Taffy Howard (R)
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David Johnson (R)
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Ethan Marsland (D)
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Jim Hadd (D)
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District 34 (Pennington)

State Senator – Sen Craig Tieszen (R, Dist 34) is term-limited and running for House.

Rep Jeff Partridge (R, Dist 34)
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Jay Shultz (D)
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – Rep Jeff Partridge (R, Dist 34) is running for State Senate. No Primary. Rep Dan Dryden passed away after the deadline for a party to replace a candidate had passed and will remain on the ballot. Governor Daugaard has appointed Rep David Lust to serve out the rest of Dryden’s term and has said Lust will also be appointed to the spot if Dryden wins the election.

Sen Craig Tieszen (R, Dist 34)
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Rep Dan Dryden (R, Dist 34) – Incumbent
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Rep David Lust (R, Dist 34)
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Steve Stenson (D)
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District 35 (Pennington)

State Senator – No General. Haverly defeated Tina Mulally in the Republican Primary.

Sen Terri Haverly (R, Dist 35) – Incumbent
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State Representative  – 2 Seats – No Primary

Rep Lynne DiSanto (R, Dist 35) – Incubment
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Rep Blaine “Chip” Campbell (R, Dist 35) – Incumbent
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Dave Freytag (D)
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Michael Hanson (D)
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