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Daniel Kaiser
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South Dakota House of Representatives District 3
In office
Term ends
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 electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Kaiser is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Kaiser has announced his intention to seek re-election in 2014.[1]

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013


Campaign themes


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

Taxes and Spending

  • Excerpt: "I believe that government should be streamlined and operated in such a way that all of our citizens are proud of their quality of life and the efficiencies in their state government. I want South Dakota to be a place where people come to work within a Constitutional system of limited government. Fiscal responsibility is essential."


  • Excerpt: "I believe that we must free up our marketplace so that businesses are encouraged to create more jobs. We can do this by cutting business taxes and unnecessary regulations."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "We have not seen a true free market in health care for decades. I strongly oppose government intervention and believe individuals have the right to make their own choices when it comes to health care. I will vote for any legislation that demands the federal government stay out of South Dakota with the unconstitutional health care bill passed in 2010."


  • Excerpt: "Education is best served at the local level. Each community is unique and the interests of our towns are always better left to local parents and teachers. I appreciate and encourage an increase in private schools and home schooling."


  • Excerpt: "I believe in the rights of states to work under their unique constitutional and legislative systems. I oppose all efforts of the federal government to get involved in the decision making processes and law enforcement efforts of states. I will always work against state adoption of unconstitutional laws like REAL ID and I will never support legislation because of strings attached by the federal government. (i.e. I will not support a seat belt law to get “millions” in funding from the federal government.)"



See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Burt Elliott and Pat Hale were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Daniel Kaiser and Al Novstrup were unopposed in the Republican primary. Elliott will face Hale, Kaiser and Novstrup in the general election.[3][4]


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kaiser won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 3. Kaiser ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Novstrup Incumbent 31.2% 5,843
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Kaiser 27.8% 5,201
     Democratic Bill Antonides 24.2% 4,529
     Democratic Zachary Anderson 16.8% 3,148
Total Votes 18,721

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Daniel Kaiser is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Daniel Kaiser raised a total of $10,317 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[6][7]

Daniel Kaiser's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives , District 3 Won $6,503
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives , District 2 Defeated $3,814
Grand Total Raised $10,317


Daniel Kaiser won election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Daniel Kaiser raised a total of $6,503.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Daniel Kaiser's campaign in 2012
Gop House Future Pac$1,500
Brown County Republican Central Cmte$500
Mary K Adam$500
South Dakota Realtors Pac$300
Nancy Dennert$260
Total Raised in 2012$6,503
Source:Follow the Money


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Preceded by
Dennis Feickert (D)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 3
Succeeded by