Larry J. Lucas

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Larry J. Lucas
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South Dakota State Senate District 26
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Larry J. Lucas is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Lucas did not run for re-election in 2014.

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Retirement Laws
State Affairs



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Lucas won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 26. Lucas ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and defeated incumbent Kent Juhnke (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. District 26 incumbent Billie Sutton (D) won election for re-election in District 21.[1]

South Dakota State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Lucas 53% 4,405
     Republican Kent Juhnke Incumbent 47% 3,909
Total Votes 8,314

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Larry Lucas is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Larry Lucas raised a total of $60,440 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[2]

Larry Lucas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 26 Won $12,304
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 26A Won $31,710
2008 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 26A Won $9,820
2006 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 26A Won $6,606
Grand Total Raised $60,440


Larry Lucas won election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Larry Lucas raised a total of $12,304.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry J. Lucas's campaign in 2012
SD Educators Political Involvement Cmte (Epic)$2,200
South Dakota Healthcare Association$1,000
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Pac$750
SD Dealers Election Action Cmte$400
Total Raised in 2012$12,304
Source:Follow the Money


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

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

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