|South Dakota State Senate, District 2|
|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 election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Redfield High School, 1971|
|Bachelor's||Northern State University, 1975|
Welke earned a B.A. in School Administration and Physical Education from Northern State University in 1975. He worked at the Warner School as an athletic director and principal from 1977 to his retirement in 2010.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Welke served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Local Government|
|• Retirement Laws|
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 Chuck Welke ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Brock Greenfield was unopposed in the Republican primary. Greenfield defeated Welke in the general election.
|South Dakota State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Chuck Welke Incumbent||47.4%||4,136|
|Source: South Dakota Secretary of State|
Welke won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 2. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and defeated incumbent Arthur Fryslie (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Dakota State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Art Fryslie Incumbent||48.6%||5,140|
Comprehensive donor information for Chuck Welke is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Chuck Welke raised a total of $15,700 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.
|Chuck Welke's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Dakota State Senate, District 2||$15,700|
|Grand Total Raised||$15,700|
2012Chuck Welke won election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Chuck Welke raised a total of $15,700.
|South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chuck Welke's campaign in 2012|
|Political Involvement Cmte (Epic)||$2,200|
|Brown County Democratic Party||$1,200|
|South Dakota Telecommunications Association||$500|
|South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$15,700|
|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.
- South Dakota Right to Life: 2013-2014 Pro-life Legislative Ratings
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In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.
- South Dakota Freedom Coalition: South Dakota Freedom Index 2013
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Welke has been married to his wife Ellen since 1975.
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- Sen. Welke's website
- Chuck Welke on Facebook
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Primary Election - Official Results," accessed June 4, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official General Election Results - November 4, 2014," accessed November 12, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Current Candidates for Primary Election," accessed May 2, 2014
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Welke, Chuck," accessed September 25, 2013
Jim Hundstad (D)
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 2
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