Bill Van Gerpen
|Bill Van Gerpen|
|South Dakota State Senate District 19|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Base salary||$12,000/two-year term|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 19|
Van Gerpen served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1997 to 1999, 2001 to 2005, and from 2009 to 2011.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Van Gerpen served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Joint Appropriations|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, while in the South Dakota House of Representatives, Van Gerpen served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
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.
|South Dakota State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bill Van Gerpen||60%||7,024|
Van Gerpen did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under South Dakota's term limits.
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.
|Bill Van Gerpen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Dakota State Senate, District 19||$0|
|2008||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19||$5,203|
|2004||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19||$2,775|
|2002||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19||$5,712|
|2000||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19||$8,556|
|Grand Total Raised||$22,246|
2012Bill 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|
In 2008, Van Gerpen collected $5,203 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|South Dakota Republican Party||$1,630|
|Thousands of South Dakotans Supporting Bill Janklow for Congress||$500|
|Shawn Van Gerpen||$500|
|South Dakota Telecommunications Association||$250|
Van Gerpen and his wife, Karen, have two children.
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- "Intelligent design" bill in South Dakota - National Center for Science Education
- SDSU Stadium Plan Approved By Senate Committee - Yankton Daily Press
- Senate sets restrictions on Common Core use but rejects study panel - The Capital Journal
- Video: High school organization warned to open records - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
- Activities association director under fire - AberdeenNews.com
- Sen. Van Gerpen's office website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2008, 2004, 2002, 2000
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 19
| Succeeded by|
Frank Kloucek (D), Edward Van Gerpen (R)
J.E. Putnam (R)
|South Dakota State Senate District 19
| Succeeded by|