Ernie Otten

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Ernie Otten
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South Dakota State Senate District 6
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
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Ernie Otten, Jr. is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Taxation
Transportation

Elections

2014

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. Mel Zelmer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ernie Otten was unopposed in the Republican primary. Zelmer will face Otten in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Otten won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 6. Otten defeated District 10 Rep. Gene Abdallah in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Richard Schriever (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Dakota State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErnie Otten 65.4% 6,011
     Democratic Richard Schriever 34.6% 3,176
Total Votes 9,187
South Dakota State Senate District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErnie Otten 58.9% 772
Gene Abdallah 41.1% 538
Total Votes 1,310

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ernie Otten is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ernie Otten raised a total of $6,814 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[5]

Ernie Otten's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 6 Won $6,814
Grand Total Raised $6,814

2012

Ernie Otten won election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ernie Otten raised a total of $6,814.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ernie Otten's campaign in 2012
National Association for Gun Rights$1,500
Rodman, Carole$1,000
Haugo, Houston$500
Otten Jr, Ernie$304
Otten, David$200
Total Raised in 2012$6,814
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Otten lives with his wife Betty in Tea, SD.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Fryslie (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 6
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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