David Omdahl

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David Omdahl
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South Dakota State Senate District 11
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
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology
ProfessionCivil engineer
Office website
David M. Omdahl is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Omdahl earned his bachelor's degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He works as a civil engineer.[1]

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate will take 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. Tom Cool was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent David Omdahl was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cool will face Omdahl in the general election.[2][3]


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Omdahl won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 11. He was drafted to run for the seat being vacated by incumbent Todd Schlekeway who dropped out of his re-election bid after the primary. Omdahl defeated Democrat Tom Cool in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

South Dakota State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Omdahl 56.7% 5,888
     Democratic Tom Cool 43.3% 4,488
Total Votes 10,376

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for David Omdahl is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, David Omdahl raised a total of $0 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[5]

David Omdahl's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 11 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $0


David Omdahl won election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, David Omdahl raised a total of $0.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Omdahl's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money


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