Bob Ewing

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Bob Ewing
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South Dakota State Senate District 31
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionCounty Commissioner
Office website
Bob Ewing is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Ewing currently serves as the Lawrence County Commissioner, and is in the second year of his third four-year county commission term and serves as chairman.[1]

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Transportation, Vice Chair



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. Incumbent Bob Ewing was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ewing is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Ewing won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 31. He defeated incumbent Thomas Nelson in the Republican primary on June 5. No Democratic candidates filed. Ewing was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

South Dakota State Senate District 31 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Ewing 62% 1,602
Thomas R. Nelson Incumbent 38% 980
Total Votes 2,582

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bob Ewing is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bob Ewing raised a total of $5,350 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[6]

Bob Ewing's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 31 Won $5,350
Grand Total Raised $5,350


Bob Ewing won election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bob Ewing raised a total of $5,350.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Ewing's campaign in 2012
Ewing, Bob$1,800
Parsons, Dean$1,000
Larson, Charles$500
Vavruska, Kyle$250
Tysdal, Richard$200
Total Raised in 2012$5,350
Source:Follow the Money


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

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Nelson (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 31
Succeeded by