Bruce Rampelberg

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Bruce Rampelberg
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South Dakota State Senate District 30
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montana
Personal
ProfessionOwner, American State Bank
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bruce E. Rampelberg is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Rampelberg earned his B.S. in Business Education from the University of Montana.[1]

He spent 19 years working in the banking industry as a bank president. He now owns American State Bank and is the vice president of Public Relations for First Interstate Bank.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice Chair
Education
Health and Human Services
Retirement Laws

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rampelberg 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. Incumbent Bruce Rampelberg was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rampelberg is unopposed in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Rampelberg won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 30. Rampelberg defeated George Ferebee in the Republican primary on June 5. No Democratic candidates filed. Rampelberg was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

South Dakota State Senate District 30 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Rampelberg Incumbent 57.8% 1,830
George Rampelberg 42.2% 1,337
Total Votes 3,167

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Rampelberg defeated George Ferebee in the June 8 primary. He did not have any opposition in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 30 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Rampelberg (R) 7,925 100.00%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bruce Rampelberg is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bruce Rampelberg raised a total of $37,071 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[7]

Bruce Rampelberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 30 Won $15,996
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 30 Won $21,075
Grand Total Raised $37,071

2012

Bruce Rampelberg won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bruce Rampelberg raised a total of $15,996.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bruce Rampelberg's campaign in 2012
Rampelberg, Bruce$5,600
Kovarik, Steve$1,000
Leading South Dakota Pac$1,000
South Dakota Rural Electric Association$800
Hustead, Karen$500
Total Raised in 2012$15,996
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Rampelberg raised a total of $21,075 in campaign funds.[8] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Rampelberg, Bruce $10,800
Pence, John $1,000
Adelstein, Stanford $1,000

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

Rampelberg and his wife, Sandee, have two sons and three grandchildren.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gordon Howie (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 30
2011–present
Succeeded by
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