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Jason Frerichs
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South Dakota State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, South Dakota State Senate
2010-present
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 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2009-2011
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, 2007
Personal
ProfessionFarmer/Rancher
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jason Frerichs is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He currently serves as Minority Leader.

Frerichs served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011. During this time, he served as Minority Whip.

Biography

Frerichs earned his B.S. in Agriculture Education from South Dakota State University in 2007. He went on to receive International Agriculture Experience from South Dakota State University's College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences in 2008.

In 2001, Frerichs worked as a Page for the United States Senate. He is currently a farmer/rancher and teacher in the Agriculture Department of Lake Area Technical Institute.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Legislative Procedure
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Frerichs served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives:

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. Incumbent Jason Frerichs was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Frerichs is unopposed in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Frerichs won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 1. He was unopposed in both the Democratic primary on June 5 and the general election on November 6.[2]

2010

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Frerichs did not run for re-election to District 1 of the South Dakota House of Representatives in order to run for South Dakota State Senate.[3] Frerichs was unopposed in the election, which took place on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 1 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Frerichs (D) 5,629 100.00%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Frerichs won election by finishing first out of five candidates for District 1 of the South Dakota House of Representatives.[4]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Frerichs (D) 3,367
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Wismer (D) 4,940
Ron Olson (R) 3,287
Scott German (R) 1,893
Franklin Nelson de Padilla (Con) 317

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jason Frerichs is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Jason Frerichs raised a total of $21,804 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[5]

Jason Frerichs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 1 Won $7,550
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 1 Won $3,132
2008 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 1 Won $11,122
Grand Total Raised $21,804

2012

Jason Frerichs won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jason Frerichs raised a total of $7,550.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Frerichs's campaign in 2012
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Pac$1,000
Centurylink$750
Monsanto$500
Cotel$500
South Dakota Retailers Association Pac$500
Total Raised in 2012$7,550
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Frerichs received $3,132 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Frerichs's campaign in 2010
Frerichs, Jason$800
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations$250
South Dakota Ethanol Producers$250
Drive PAC Teamsters Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way$200
South Dakota Agribusiness Association$200
Total Raised in 2010 $3,132

2008

In 2008, Frerichs collected $11,122 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Jason Frerichs $1,000
South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association $850
Curtis Whempner $500
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $500
Don Endres $500

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."[8]

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Hanson (D)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 1
2009–2011
Succeeded by
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South Dakota State Senate District 1
2011–Present
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