Mark Kirkeby

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Mark Kirkeby
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South Dakota State Senate District 35
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
South Dakota House of Representatives District 35
2007-2013
Education
Bachelor'sBlack Hills State University, 1998
Personal
Birthday03/19/1960
Place of birthMobridge, SD
ProfessionBroker
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Kirkeby (b. March 19, 1960) is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Kirkeby served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Kirkeby received his diploma in Business Administration from Black Hills State University in 1995. He went on to receive his B.S. in Political Science from Black Hills State University in 1998.

Kirkeby was an Intern for the South Dakota State Legislature in 1994. He was also owner of MK Flooring from 1991 to 1998. He then worked for Coldwell Banker as a Broker from 1998 to 2001, and as a Realtor from 1983 to 2006. Kirkeby has been a Broker for Heartland Real Estate since 2001. He has also been a Development Director for the Salvation Army since 2007.

Kirkeby was Western Regional Director for Ron Schmidt for United States Senate in 1998. He was a candidate for the South Dakota State House of Representatives in 2000, but was not elected that year. He also served as County Commissioner of Pennington County from 1997 to 2000, and again from 2004 to 2006. Kirkeby has served on the Precinct Committee of District 2-3 since 2004.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Local Government, Chair
Taxation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Kirkeby did not run for re-election to the State House in 2012. Instead, he won election to the State Senate, District 35. Kirkeby was unopposed in both the Republican primary on June 5 and the general election on November 6.[1]

2010

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kirkeby ran for re-election to District 35 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Kirkeby and Don Kopp (incumbent) both ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary.[2] Kopp and Kirkeby defeated Sharon Green (D) and Jay Pond (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

South Dakota State House, District 35 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Kirkeby (R) 3,609 35.29%
Green check mark transparent.png Don Kopp (R) 2,871 28.07%
Sharon Green (D) 2,129 20.82%
Jay Pond (I) 1,618 15.82%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mark Kirkeby is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Kirkeby raised a total of $61,117 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[4]

Mark Kirkeby's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 35 Won $5,000
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 35 Won $12,507
2008 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 35 Won $16,409
2006 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 35 Won $15,786
2000 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 35 Defeated $11,415
Grand Total Raised $61,117

2012

Mark Kirkeby won election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mark Kirkeby raised a total of $5,000.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Kirkeby's campaign in 2012
Peter Norbeck Pac$500
Sioux Empire Friends of Affordable Housing$500
SD HBA Pac$500
Bhhb Build Pac$500
South Dakota Trucking Association$300
Total Raised in 2012$5,000
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Kirkeby received $12,507 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:[5]

South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Kirkeby's campaign in 2010
Adelstein, Stan$1,000
A Better South Dakota PAC$1,000
Sjodin, Ron$500
Penn County Republican Party$500
Black Hills Home Builders$500
Total Raised in 2010 $12,507

2008

In 2008, Kirkeby collected $16,409 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
All South Dakota PAC $1,000
Stanford Adelstein $1,000
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $1,000
South Dakota Education Association $1,000
South Dakota Association of Realtors $750

Personal

Kirkeby and his wife, Sheryl, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Dakota House of Representatives District 35
2007–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Blaine Campbell (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 35
2013–present
Succeeded by
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