Larry Rhoden

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Larry Rhoden
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South Dakota State Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, South Dakota State Senate
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2001-2009
Education
High schoolSunshine Bible Academy, 1977
Military service
Service/branchNational Guard
Years of service1978-1985
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1959
Place of birthSturgis, SD
ProfessionRancher
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Larry Rhoden (b. February 5, 1959) is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as Majority Whip.

Rhoden served the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008, during which he served as the Majority Leader.

In July 2013, Rhoden announced that he would run for the United States Senate in the 2014 elections.[1] Rhoden lost the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.[2]


Biography

Rhoden received his diploma from Sunshine Bible Academy in 1977. He then attended Northwestern Vocational School. He worked as a foreman for Cammack Ranch Supply from 1980 to 1991. In 1981, he became a rancher and has worked as one since then. Rhoden was in the National Guard from 1978 to 1985.

Rhoden was a board member for Meade 46-1 School Board. He then worked as a board member for the Board of Directors of Sturgis, Belle Fourche, Ceraex of Union Center.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also:United States Senate elections in South Dakota, 2014

On July 9, 2013, Rhoden announced that he would run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.[1] He lost the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, to Mike Rounds.[2]

U.S. Senate, South Dakota Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rounds 58.6% 19,259
Stace Nelson 16.7% 5,487
Larry Rhoden 15.4% 5,069
Annette Bosworth 6% 1,984
Jason Ravnsborg 3.3% 1,070
Total Votes 32,869
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Rhoden was re-elected to District 29 of the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. He was unopposed in both the Republican primary on June 5 and the general election on November 6.[3]

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Rhoden ran for re-election to the 29th District seat in 2010. He ran unopposed for the seat. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 29 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Rhoden (R) 7,313 100.00%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Rhoden won re-election to the 29th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Dennis Levin (D).[4]

Rhoden raised $20,489 for his campaign, while Levin raised $3,225.[5]

South Dakota State Senate, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Rhoden (R) 7,307 65.94%
Dennis Levin (D) 3,775 34.06%

Media


Larry Rhoden for US Senate

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Larry Rhoden is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Larry Rhoden raised a total of $55,186 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[6]

Larry Rhoden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 29 Won $0
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 29 Won $4,975
2008 South Dakota State Senate, District 29 Won $20,489
2006 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 29 Won $10,997
2004 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 29 Won $6,707
2002 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 29 Won $4,820
2000 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 29 Won $7,198
Grand Total Raised $55,186

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rhoden's reports.[7]

Larry Rhoden (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[8]October 14, 2013$0.00$62,550.00$(6,819.69)$55,730.31
Year-End[9]January 30, 2014$55,730$37,740$(20,608)$72,862
April Quarterly[10]April 14, 2014$72,862.15$15,988.00$(10,752.21)$78,097.94
Running totals
$116,278$(38,179.9)

2012

Larry Rhoden won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Larry Rhoden raised a total of $0.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Rhoden's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Rhoden received $4,975 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[11]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Rhoden's campaign in 2010
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations$500
South Dakota Retailers Association$500
Murphy, Marlyn$500
South Dakota Corn Growers Association$500
Black Hills Corp$300
Total Raised in 2010 $4,975

2008

Rhoden raised $20,489 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[12]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Association of Realtors $600
Black Hills Corporation $600
South Dakota Telecommunications Association $550
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $500
Blank $500
Marlyn Murphy $500
South Dakota Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors $400
South Dakota Beer Wholesalers Association $400
Midcontinent Communications $400
South Dakota State Medical Association $400

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."[13]

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.

Personal

Rhoden and his wife, Sandy, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kenneth McNenny
South Dakota Senate District 29
2009–present
Succeeded by
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