Edward Van Gerpen

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Edward Van Gerpen
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South Dakota House District 19
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Date of birth03/23/1938
Place of birthAvon, SD
ProfessionFarmer, Truck Driver
Edward Van Gerpen (b. March 23, 1938) is a former Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 19. Van Gerpen was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2010.

He served in the U.S. Army for two years. In his professional career he has been a truck driver and a lifetime farmer. He also served as the chair of the Bon Homme County Republicans and sat on the Avon School Board.

Van Gerpen earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota, Springfield.

Committee assignments


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



Van Gerpen and Frank Kloucek (D) won election in the November 2 general election.[1]

South Dakota State House, District 19 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Van Gerpen (R) 4,812 34.91%
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Kloucek (D) 3,941 28.59%
Kyle Schoenfish (D) 3,305 23.98%
Lonnie R. Mayer (I) 1,725 12.52%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Van Gerpen raised $3,800 in contributions.[2]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.


Van Gerpen and his wife Sharon live in Avon.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Van Gerpen (R), J.E. Putnam (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 19
Succeeded by