Hal Wick

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Hal Wick
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South Dakota House District 12
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
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 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Representative, South Dakota State House of Representatives
1976 - 1980
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, 1967
Personal
Birthday10/31/1944
Place of birthNew Ulm, MN
ProfessionRetired, Small Business Owner
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Hal G. Wick (b. October 31, 1944) is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976, and was elected to his current tenure in 2010.

Biography

Wick earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from South Dakota State University.

Wick served as a pilot in both the South Dakota Air National Guard and the Iowa National Guard. During his 35 years of service, he reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also worked as a commercial pilot for North Central Airlines and Northwest Airlines for 32 years, partly overlapping with his military service. His first election to the South Dakota House of Representatives came in 1976.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services
Retirement Laws, Chair
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Gun ownership mandate

Wick is one of five South Dakota legislators who introduced a bill in January 2011 that would mandate South Dakotans to purchase a firearm. Wick said the legislation is meant to make a statement regarding the federal mandate to purchase health care insurance. "Do I or the other co-sponsors believe that the state of South Dakota can require citizens to buy firearms? Of course not. But at the same time, we do not believe the federal government can order every citizen to buy health insurance," Wick said.[1] The legislation would require anyone over 21 to purchase a firearm before Jan. 1, 2012, provided that they are not legally disqualified.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wick won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 12. Wick ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHal Wick Incumbent 28% 5,218
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngManny Steele Incumbent 26.9% 5,029
     Democratic Susan Randall 23.3% 4,350
     Democratic Mike Knudson 21.8% 4,064
Total Votes 18,661

2010

Wick and Manford Steele (R) won election in the November 2 general election.[4]

South Dakota State House, District 12 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Hal Wick (R) 5,980 30.93%
Green check mark transparent.png Manford Steele (R) 6,408 33.14%
Paula L. Johnson (D) 4,306 22.27%
Joel A Fagerhaug (D) 2,643 13.67%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hal Wick is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hal Wick raised a total of $168,771 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[5]

Hal Wick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12 Won $16,339
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12 Won $22,343
2008 South Dakota State Senate, District 12 Defeated $77,355
2006 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12 Won $18,994
2004 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12 Won $9,905
2002 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12 Won $15,062
2000 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12 Won $8,773
Grand Total Raised $168,771

2012

Hal Wick won re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hal Wick raised a total of $16,339.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Hal Wick's campaign in 2012
Carlson Jr, Henry$1,000
Daugaard for South Dakota$1,000
Spader, Duane$900
Lincoln County Republican Party$550
Dykhouse, Dana$500
Total Raised in 2012$16,339
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Wick raised $22,343 in contributions.[6]

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

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 89th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 14 to March 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the issue of abortions.

2013

In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on the "top ten" issues affecting your freedom.

2012

In 2012, the 87th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 19.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored "based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, federalism, and protection of life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness."[7]

2011

In 2011, the 86th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 28.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the military and veterans.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to gun control and reform.

Personal

Wick and his wife, Jane, have four children and four grandchildren.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
R. Blake Curd (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 12
2011–present
Succeeded by
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