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Jim Stalzer
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South Dakota House of Representatives District 11
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
Office website
Campaign website
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Jim Stalzer is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Energy
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Stalzer's campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

Limited Government

  • Excerpt: "The role of government is not to choose winners and losers, but to provide a level playing field that allows us the freedom to pursue our individual goals."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "You work hard for what you earn, the government has a responsibility to spend your money wisely rather than ask for more of it. I believe the state should implement zero base budgeting instead of just adding to last years spending."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "We cannot improve healthcare by restricting access to services. SD needs to resist the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) by whatever means possible. There may be some good provisions that should be retained, but on balance it would be better to start over. In addition to the individual mandate being unconstitutional, the 50,000 new people it places on Medicaid in SD will break the state budget."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Education funding needs to remain a priority for the state, but control belongs with the local school board and parents, not the state or federal government."

Life

  • Excerpt: "I believe in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. I received a 100% rating from South Dakota Right to Life."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "I believe the 2nd Amendment confers an individual right."

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. Jim Larson and Darrell Solberg were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Stalzer and Mark Willadsen defeated David Landry in the Republican primary. Stalzer and Willadsen defeated Larson and Solberg in the general election.[2][3][4]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Stalzer Incumbent 32.4% 4,316
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Willadsen 28.3% 3,770
     Democratic Darrell Solberg 22.7% 3,024
     Democratic Jim Larson 16.6% 2,219
Total Votes 13,329
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State
South Dakota House of Representatives, District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Stalzer Incumbent 45.2% 892
Green check mark transparent.pngMark K. Willadsen 27.8% 549
David Landry 27% 532
Total Votes 1,973

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stalzer won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 11. Stalzer advanced past the Republican primary on June 5 and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Lora Hubbel (R) ran for election for State Senate in District 11.[5][6]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristine Erickson 30.9% 5,685
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Stalzer 27.9% 5,124
     Democratic Darrell Solberg 22.5% 4,140
     Democratic Jim Larson 18.7% 3,429
Total Votes 18,378
South Dakota House of Representatives District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristine M. Erickson 31.2% 529
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Stalzer 26.4% 447
Mark K Willadesen Incumbent 21.4% 362
Chris Karr 21.1% 357
Total Votes 1,695

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jim Stalzer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Jim Stalzer raised a total of $6,605 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[7]

Jim Stalzer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 11 Won $6,605
Grand Total Raised $6,605

2012

Jim Stalzer won election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jim Stalzer raised a total of $6,605.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Stalzer's campaign in 2012
Stalzer, Jim$1,000
Minnehaha County Republicans$750
Peter Norbeck Pac$500
Vossen, Pam$500
GOP House Future Pac$500
Total Raised in 2012$6,605
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.

  • 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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lora Hubbel (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 11
2013–present
Succeeded by
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