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Jamie Boomgarden

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Jamie Boomgarden
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South Dakota House of Representatives, District 17
In office
2005 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, 1990
Master'sDes Moines University, 1992
Date of birth07/09/1968
Place of birthSioux Falls, SD
ProfessionPhysical Therapist
ReligionReformed Christian
Office website
Jamie Boomgarden (b. July 9, 1968) was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 17 of the South Dakota House of Representatives.[1]

Boomgarden is a former Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2005 to 2013.


Boomgarden earned his B.S. in Athletic Training from South Dakota State University in 1990. He went on to receive his M.A. from Des Moines University in 1992. He is currently attending the University of Sioux

Boomgarden was a Travel Physical Therapist for Health Providers, Rehabilitation from 1993 to 1995. He has since worked as a Physical Therapist for the following: Avera Sacred Heart Hospital from 1994 to 1995, Rock Rapids Health Center from 1995 to 1999, and Avera McKennan Hospital from 1996 to the present.

Boomgarden joined the South Dakota State House of Representatives in 2005. He has served in that position since, representing the 17th District. He currently serves as Majority Whip. Boomgarden and his wife, Kelli, have one child.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Boomgarden served on the following committees:



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. Incumbent Ray Ring and Marion Sorlien were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Nancy Rasmussen and Jamie Boomgarden were unopposed in the Republican primary. Boomgarden withdrew before the general election, and was replaced by Sheri Kaufman on the general election ballot. Rasmussen and Ring defeated Kaufman and Sorlien in the general election.[1][2][3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRay Ring Incumbent 28.5% 3,283
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Rasmussen Incumbent 28.4% 3,279
     Democratic Marion Sorlien 24.1% 2,784
     Republican Sheri Kaufman 18.9% 2,183
Total Votes 11,529
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Boomgarden ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 17 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Also running were fellow Republican incumbent Tom Jones (D), Patricia Norin (D) and Ron Nelson (R). Boomgarden and Tom Jones (D) won election in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State House, District 17 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jamie Boomgarden (R) 3,878 29.76%
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Jones (D) 3,575 27.43%
Ron Nelson (R) 2,935 22.52%
Patricia A. Norin (D) 2,644 20.29%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Boomgarden received $32,093 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:[4]

South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jamie Boomgarden's campaign in 2010
AM Physical Therapy PAC$2,000
Bergh, Keith B$1,000
Cooey, Bruce$1,000
Brennan, Charles$1,000
South Dakota Corn Growers Association$750
Total Raised in 2010 $32,093


In 2008, Boomgarden collected $17,537 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
American Physical Therapy Association $2,500
South Dakota Republican Party $1,638
Keith Bergh $1,000
Bruce Coney $1,000
Randy Jamison $1,000

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