Bernie Hunhoff

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Bernie Hunhoff
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Current candidacy
Running for South Dakota State Senate, District 18
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
South Dakota House District 18
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Senate Minority Leader, South Dakota State Senate
1997 - 1998
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Senator, South Dakota State Senate
1992 - 1998
Education
Bachelor'sMount Marty College, 1974
Personal
Birthday09/05/1951
ProfessionEdiitor/Publisher
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bernie Hunhoff (b. September 5, 1951) is a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 18. He first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as Minority Leader.

Hunhoff is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 18 of the South Dakota State Senate.[1]

Biography

Hunhoff attended the University of South Dakota-Springfield. He then received his B.A. from Mount Marty College in 1974.

Hunhoff was a Legislative Aide for United States Representatives Frank Denholm in 1974. He then worked as a Writer for Watertown Public Opinion from 1974 to 1976, and for Madison Daily Lender from 1976 to 1977. From 1977 to 1980, he worked in Public Relations for the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. Hunhoff also worked as Publisher for the Yankton County Observer from 1978 to 1985 and for the Missouri Valley Observer from 1979 to 1989. He has been the owner/Editor/Publisher of South Dakota Magazine since 1985.

Hunhoff served in the South Dakota State Senate from 1992 to 1998. He served as Senate Minority Leader during the last two years of his senate service. He then ran for the office of Governor of South Dakota in 1998 but was not elected.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hunhoff served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Procedure
State Affairs
Taxation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hunhoff served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hunhoff served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate will take place on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Bernie Hunhoff was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Matt Stone defeated Thomas Bixler in the Republican primary. Hunhoff will face Stone in the general election.[2][1]

South Dakota State Senate, District 18 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Stone 87.7% 1,086
Thomas Bixler 12.3% 152
Total Votes 1,238

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hunhoff won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 18. Hunhoff ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBernie Hunhoff Incumbent 31.5% 5,589
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Stevens 26.2% 4,657
     Republican Thomas Stotz 22% 3,918
     Democratic Charlie Gross 20.3% 3,607
Total Votes 17,771

2010

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hunhoff ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 18 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Also running were fellow incumbent Nick Moser (R), Charlotte Gibson (R) and Jay Williams (D).[4] Hunhoff and Nick Moser (R) won election in the November 2 general election.[5]

South Dakota State House, District 18 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nick Moser (R) 5,149 33.16%
Green check mark transparent.png Bernie Hunhoff (D) 4,957 31.92%
Charlotte "Charlii" Gilson (R) 2,740 17.64%
Jay Williams (D) 2,684 17.28%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bernie Hunhoff is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Bernie Hunhoff raised a total of $63,873 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 27, 2013.[6]

Bernie Hunhoff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 18 Won $20,335
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 18 Won $33,444
2008 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 18 Won $10,094
Grand Total Raised $63,873

2012

Bernie Hunhoff won re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bernie Hunhoff raised a total of $20,335.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bernie Hunhoff's campaign in 2012
South Dakota Corn Growers Association$1,500
Cotel$1,100
South Dakota Retailers Association Pac$1,000
South Dakota Association Of Healthcare Organizations Pac$1,000
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Pac$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$20,335
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Hunhoff received $33,444 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:[7]

South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bernie Hunhoff's campaign in 2010
Equality South Dakota$1,500
South Dakota Corn Growers Association$1,500
Bender, Charles$1,000
South Dakota Association Of Healthcare Organizations$1,000
South Dakota Cable Telecommunications Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $33,444

2008

In 2008, Hunhoff collected $10,094 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
South Dakota Education Association $1,500
South Dakota Magazine $756
South Dakota Association of Realtors $500
Gail Sohler $500
Larry Ryken $500

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 89th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 14 to March 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the issue of abortions.

2013

In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on the "top ten" issues affecting your freedom.

2012

In 2012, the 87th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 19.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored "based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, federalism, and protection of life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness."[9]

2011

In 2011, the 86th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 28.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the military and veterans.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to gun control and reform.

Personal

Hunhoff and his wife, Myrna Mulloy, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Dakota House of Representatives District 18
2009–present
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