|South Dakota State Senate District 9|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Base salary||$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||Four terms|
|South Dakota State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of South Dakota, 1997|
|Birthday||October 11, 1974|
|Place of birth||Sioux Falls, SD|
Peters served in the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 9 from 2005 to 2011.
Peters earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of South Dakota in 1997.
Peters was a Supervisor of KPMG, Limited Liability Partnership from 1997 to 2000. She then worked as a Supervisor for Seim, Johnson, Sestak and Quist, Limited Liability Partnership from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 to 2003, she was a Supervisor for McGladrey and Pullen, Limited Liability Partnership. She has been the owner of Central Valley Accounting Solutions, Limited Liability since 2003.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Peters served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations, Chair|
|• Joint Appropriations, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peters served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Appropriations|
|• Government Operations and Audit, Vice Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peters served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Government Operations and Audit, Chair|
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. Sheryl Knutson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Deb Peters was unopposed in the Republican primary. Knutson will face Peters in the general election.
Peters won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 9. Peters defeated District 11 Rep. Lora Hubbel in the Republican primary on June 5 and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Dakota State Senate District 9 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Deb Peters Incumbent||52.7%||405|
Peters did not run for re-election in order to run for South Dakota State Senate seat for District 9.
She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Peters defeated Rob Wilson in the November 2 general election.
|South Dakota State Senate, District 9 (2010)|
|Deb Peters (R)||5,119||63.39%|
|Rob Wilson (D)||2,956||36.61%|
Comprehensive donor information for Deb Peters is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Deb Peters raised a total of $99,844 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.
|Deb Peters's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Dakota State Senate, District 9||$15,436|
|2010||South Dakota State Senate, District 9||$35,761|
|2008||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 9||$15,558|
|2006||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 9||$17,940|
|2004||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 9||$15,149|
|Grand Total Raised||$99,844|
2012Deb Peters won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Deb Peters raised a total of $15,436.
|South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Deb Peters's campaign in 2012|
|All South Dakota Pac||$3,000|
|Leading South Dakota Pac||$1,000|
|South Dakota Healthcare Association||$500|
|Independent Insurance Agents of South Dakota||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$15,436|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Peters received $35,761 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Deb Peters's campaign in 2010|
|Peters, Chris & Deb||$3,695|
|South Dakota Senate Republicans Campaign Cmte||$2,000|
|Equality South Dakota||$1,500|
|Russell Olson for Senate||$1,124|
|Total Raised in 2010||$35,761|
In 2008, Peters collected $15,558 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|South Dakota Republican Party||$2,524|
|Dave and Peg Lindberg||$500|
|South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association||$500|
|South Dakota Association of Healthcare Associations||$500|
|Associated General Contractors of South Dakota||$400|
Peters and her husband, Chris, have two children.
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- South Dakota State Legislature
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- South Dakota Joint Committees
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- Deb Peters campaign website
- South Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. Deb Peters
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- Deb Peters on Facebook
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Primary Election - Unofficial Results," accessed June 4, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Current Candidates for Primary Election," accessed May 2, 2014
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," June 12, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Peters, Deb," accessed September 26, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Deb Peters," accessed March 11, 2014
Tom Dempster (R)
|South Dakota State Senate District 9
| Succeeded by|
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 9
| Succeeded by|
Bob Deelstra (R), Steve Hickey (R)