Herman Otten

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Herman Otten
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South Dakota House of Representatives 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 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Herman Otten is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives 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
Local Government

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Richard Schriever and Katie Hanson were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbents Isaac Latterell and Herman Otten were unopposed in the Republican primary. Hanson withdrew after the primary. Latterell and Otten defeated Schriever in the general election.[1][2][3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Otten Incumbent 45.7% 4,409
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIsaac Latterell Incumbent 33.9% 3,274
     Democratic Richard Schriever 20.4% 1,971
Total Votes 9,654
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Otten won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 6. Otten advanced past the Republican primary on June 5 and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Otten 36.3% 5,739
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIsaac Latterell 31.6% 5,000
     Democratic Joseph Weis 18.2% 2,884
     Democratic Michael Jauron 13.9% 2,194
Total Votes 15,817
South Dakota House of Representatives District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngIsaac Latterell 35.3% 808
Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Otten 26.6% 609
June Nusz 21.6% 494
Jason Long 16.6% 380
Total Votes 2,291

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Herman Otten is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Herman Otten raised a total of $5,750 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[6]

Herman Otten's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives , District 6 Won $5,750
Grand Total Raised $5,750

2012

Herman Otten won election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Herman Otten raised a total of $5,750.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Herman Otten's campaign in 2012
Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire$3,550
South Dakota Home Builders Association$500
Black Hills Home Builders$250
Dunlap, Kenneth$250
McGraw, Corrie$125
Total Raised in 2012$5,750
Source:Follow the Money

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2014

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

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2013

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Burt Tulson (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 6
2013–present
Succeeded by
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