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Billie Sutton

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Billie Sutton
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South Dakota State Senate District 21
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
Assistant Minority Leader
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 2008
Place of birthBurke, SD
ProfessionInvestment Advisor Representative
Office website
Billie Sutton is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. As of the 2014 session, he serves as Assistant Minority Leader.


Sutton earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Wyoming. He used his education to work in investment and currently works as an investment advisor representative.[1]

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Appropriations


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



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See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Sutton won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 21. Sutton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and defeated John S. Meyer (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

South Dakota State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBillie Sutton Incumbent 59.5% 5,723
     Republican John Meyer 40.5% 3,902
Total Votes 9,625


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Sutton did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. She defeated John Meyer (R) in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 26 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Billie Sutton (D) 4,167 57.78%
John Meyer (R) 3,045 42.22%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Billie Sutton is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Billie Sutton raised a total of $14,045 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[3]

Billie Sutton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 21 Won $0
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 26 Won $14,045
Grand Total Raised $14,045


Billie Sutton won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Billie Sutton raised a total of $0.


In 2010, Sutton raised a total of $14,045 in campaign funds.[4] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kost, Betty $4,000
Sutton, Bill & Renee (Uncoded Contribution) $1,662
Sutton, Billie H (Candidate Contribution) $994
Sutton, Bill & Renee (Uncoded Contribution) $750


Sutton currently lives in Burke.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Julie Bartling (D)
South Dakota State Senate District 26
Succeeded by