|South Dakota State Senate District 2|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Base salary||$12,000/two-year term|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|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|
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|
Welke has been married to his wife Ellen since 1975.
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