|South Dakota State Senate District 33|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Schimidt has worked as a Youth/Senior Pastor and police officer for Snohomish, Washington. He was also a motivational speaker at the American Indian Summer Youth Camp for Olympic Peninsula. He was a part of the Minuteman Missile Project at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. He then worked in the Aerospace Division of Boeing Company. Schmidt has worked as a business owner since 1993.
Schmidt attended Seattle Bible College.
Prior to leaving the South Dakota State Senate, Schmidt served on the following committees:
- Judiciary Committee, South Dakota Senate
- Local Government Committee, South Dakota Senate
- Transportation Committee, South Dakota Senate
Schmidt did not run for re-election to the 33rd District Seat in 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
Schmidt raised $12,374 for his campaign while Finch raised $34,842. 
|South Dakota State Senate, District 33 (2008)|
|Dennis Schmidt (R)||5,571||58.63%|
|Dennis Finch (D)||3,931||41.37%|
Schmidt raised $12,374 during the 2008 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|Senate Republican Campaign Committee of South Dakota||$5,000|
|South Dakota Republican Party||$2,000|
|South Dakota Rural Electric Cooperatives||$400|
|South Dakota Association of Specialty Care Providers||$400|
|Black Hills Corporation||$300|
|South Dakota Trucking Association||$300|
|South Dakota Association of Realtors||$300|
Schmidt and his wife Toni have four children.
|South Dakota Senate District 33
| Succeeded by|
Elizabeth Kraus (R)