Dan Lederman

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Dan Lederman
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South Dakota State Senate, District 16
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, South Dakota State Senate
September 2013 - present
Majority Whip, South Dakota State Senate
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 2, 2010
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2009-2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa, 1995
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army National Guard
Years of service1991-2001
Service branchUnited States Army
Years of service1991-1995
Personal
BirthdayNovember 25, 1972
Place of birthWaterloo, IA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dan Lederman (b. November 25, 1972) is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 16. Lederman was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Following the 2013 legislative session, Lederman was elected to serve as Assistant Majority Leader; he previously served as a Majority Whip.[1]

Lederman served in the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 16 from 2009 to 2011.

Biography

Lederman received United States Army Medic Training in 1991. He then attended the University of Iowa.

Lederman served as County Commissioner of Union County from 2005 to 2007. He has been a Registered Agent for Seneca Insurance Company since 1995. He has also been the owner of Lederman Bonding Company.

Lederman served as a Medic in the United States Army from 1991 to 1995, and in the United States Army National Guard from 1990 to 2000. He was a candidate for the South Dakota House in 2006, but was not elected.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Energy, Vice Chair
Local Government
State Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lederman served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lederman served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lederman's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Keep Taxes Low And Reduce Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "Government must reduce its spending and be a partner with South Dakota’s farmer’s and small businesses, not an impediment to progress and investment. Nothing is more important than focusing on limiting spending and building our economy and jobs for South Dakota’s future. I will maintain my commitment to this philosophy as I continue in service as your State Senator."

Revitalizing South Dakota’s Economy

  • Excerpt: "Small businesses and agriculture are the backbone of South Dakota’s economy. We must work to keep our state a place where we attract investment, corporate re-locations, and renewable energy, so that South Dakota’s job growth will be the envy of the nation."

Working To Improve Our Education System

  • Excerpt: "As an advocate for better education, I believe that the safety and security of our children is the most important part of an effective education system. Before our children can learn, first and foremost they must feel safe. That is why I sponsored Anti-Bullying legislation. We put pressure on all school districts to revise or adopt comprehensive anti-bullying policies across the state. Although our education system continues to get better every year, there is no doubt we still have work to do. I will continue to work for higher accountability while promoting more options for our students. As a father of three children, I understand there isn’t one formula for success but every child can learn if given the right opportunity and the right teacher."

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. Ann Tornberg was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dan Lederman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lederman defeated Tornberg in the general election.[3][4][5]

South Dakota State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Lederman Incumbent 55.6% 4,442
     Democratic Ann Tornberg 44.4% 3,543
Total Votes 7,985
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Lederman won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 16. Lederman ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Michael O'Connor (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

South Dakota State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Lederman Incumbent 60% 6,604
     Democratic Michael O'Connor 40% 4,395
Total Votes 10,999

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Lederman was eligible for re-election but instead ran for the District 16 state senate seat in 2010. He defeated Kathy Hill (D) in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 16 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Lederman (R) 6,082 62.71%
Kathy Hill (D) 3,616 37.29%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dan Lederman is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Dan Lederman raised a total of $142,823 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[7]

Dan Lederman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 16 Won $32,917
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 16 Won $36,948
2008 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 16 Won $47,598
2006 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 16 Defeated $25,360
Grand Total Raised $142,823

2012

Dan Lederman won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dan Lederman raised a total of $32,917.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Lederman's campaign in 2012
Andrew Galinsky$1,000
Anthony Bour$1,000
South Dakota Telecommunications Pac$1,000
William Metz$1,000
Lenny Lindquist$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$32,917
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Lederman received $36,948 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[8]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Lederman's campaign in 2010
Hershkowitz, Lealla$1,000
Oscar Anderson South Dakota Freedom Fund$1,000
Bernstein, Jack$1,000
All South Dakota PAC$1,000
Goosmann, Chadd & Jeanne$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $36,948

2008

In 2008, Lederman collected $47,598 in donations.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Kevin and Teri Vaughan $2,000
South Dakota Republican Party $1,638
Jessica Lederman $1,000
Larry Albenesius $1,000
Don and Karen Droke $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."[10]

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

Lederman and his wife, Jessica, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Margaret Gillespie (D)
South Dakota State Senate District 16
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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South Dakota House of Representatives District 16
2009–2011
Succeeded by
James Bolin (R), Patty Miller (R)