Bill Van Gerpen

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Bill Van Gerpen
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South Dakota State Senate District 19
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Dakota House of Representatives District 19
2009-2011
Websites
Office website
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Bill Van Gerpen (b. March 16, 1949) is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Van Gerpen served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1997 to 1999, 2001 to 2005, and from 2009 to 2011.

Biography

Van Gerpen earned his B.S.E. from Southern State College in 1970. He went on to receive his MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in 1979. He was a Pastor at Valley City Baptist Church from 1979 to 1985. From 1988 to 1995, he was Religious Affairs Coordinator/Academic Instructor for Springfield Prison. Van Gerpen has been a Pastor at Tyndall Baptist Church since 1985.

Van Gerpen served in the United States Air Force as a Personnel Specialist from 1970 to 1976. He has also served in the Air National Guard as a Chaplain since 1988. He also served on the Bon Homme County School Board from 1988 to 1996. He was a candidate for the South Dakota State Senate in 1998 but was not elected.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Appropriations

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, while in the South Dakota House of Representatives, Van Gerpen 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 took 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. Incumbent Bill Van Gerpen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Van Gerpen was unopposed in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Van Gerpen won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 19. Van Gerpen ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Frank J. Kloucek (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

South Dakota State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Van Gerpen 60% 7,024
     Democratic Frank Kloucek 40% 4,677
Total Votes 11,701

2010

Van Gerpen did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under South Dakota's term limits.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bill Van Gerpen is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Bill Van Gerpen raised a total of $22,246 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[5][6]

Bill Van Gerpen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 19 Won $0
2008 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19 Won $5,203
2004 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19 Won $2,775
2002 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19 Won $5,712
2000 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19 Won $8,556
Grand Total Raised $22,246

2012

Bill Van Gerpen won election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bill Van Gerpen raised a total of $0.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Van Gerpen's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2008

In 2008, Van Gerpen collected $5,203 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $1,630
Thousands of South Dakotans Supporting Bill Janklow for Congress $500
Shawn Van Gerpen $500
Matt Hayes $250
South Dakota Telecommunications Association $250

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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.

Personal

Van Gerpen and his wife, Karen, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Dakota House of Representatives District 19
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Frank Kloucek (D), Edward Van Gerpen (R)
Preceded by
J.E. Putnam (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 19
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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