Chuck Welke

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Chuck Welke
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South Dakota State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolRedfield High School, 1971
Bachelor'sNorthern State University, 1975
Personal
ProfessionRetired Principal
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Chuck Welke is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government
Retirement Laws
Taxation

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

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.[1][2][3]

South Dakota State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrock Greenfield 52.6% 4,584
     Democratic Chuck Welke Incumbent 47.4% 4,136
Total Votes 8,720
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

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.[4]

South Dakota State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Welke 51.4% 5,441
     Republican Art Fryslie Incumbent 48.6% 5,140
Total Votes 10,581

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Chuck Welke's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 2 Won $15,700
Grand Total Raised $15,700

2012

Chuck 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
Fischbach, Tom$250
South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association$250
Total Raised in 2012$15,700
Source:Follow the Money

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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.

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Personal

Welke has been married to his wife Ellen since 1975.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Hundstad (D)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 2
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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