Dan Ahlers

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Dan Ahlers
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Candidate for
South Dakota State Senate District 25
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
South Dakota State Senate District 25
2009-11
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
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Dan Ahlers (b. November 14, 1973) was a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate from 2009 to 2011, representing the 25th District.

Ahlers also served as a representative in the South Dakota State House from 2006 to 2008.

Ahlers worked as an intern for the South Dakota State Legislature in 1995. He then worked as assistant manager at Menards from 1992 to 2001. From 2000 to 2005 he was the owner of Video Plus in Hartford, South Dakota. He was also the owner of Video Plus in Tea from 2003 to 2005. In 2008, Ahlers became the owner of Jabberwock Coffeehouse and Book Store.

Ahlers earned his B.A. in Government/International Affairs from Augustana College in 1997.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the South Dakota State Senate, Ahlers served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Ahlers ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 25. Ahlers ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and was defeated by Timothy Rave (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

South Dakota State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Rave 51.2% 5,629
     Democratic Dan Ahlers 48.8% 5,359
Total Votes 10,988

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Ahlers ran for re-election to the 25th District seat in 2010. He was defeated by Tim Rave in the general election on November 2, 2010.

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Ahlers won election to the 25th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Paul Jensen (R).[2]

Ahlers raised $5,569 for his campaign while Jensen raised $19,949.[3]

South Dakota State Senate, District 25 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Ahlers (D) 6,502 58.50%
L. Paul Jensen (R) 4,613 41.50%

Campaign donors

2008

Ahlers raised $5,569 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Telecommunications $500
Dan Ahlers $464
South Dakota Trucking Association $300
Earl Ahlers $250
Pat and Nikki Harrington $250

Personal

Ahlers and his wife Amy have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Dakota State Senate District 25
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Tim Rave (R)