|South Dakota State Senate District 35|
|2013 - Present|
|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 election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 35|
|Bachelor's||Black Hills State University, 1998|
|Place of birth||Mobridge, SD|
Kirkeby served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kirkeby served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Local Government, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kirkeby served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Local Government, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kirkeby served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Local Government|
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.
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. Kopp and Kirkeby defeated Sharon Green (D) and Jay Pond (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|South Dakota State House, District 35 (2010)|
|Mark Kirkeby (R)||3,609||35.29%|
|Don Kopp (R)||2,871||28.07%|
|Sharon Green (D)||2,129||20.82%|
|Jay Pond (I)||1,618||15.82%|
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.
|Mark Kirkeby's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Dakota State Senate, District 35||$5,000|
|2010||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 35||$12,507|
|2008||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 35||$16,409|
|2006||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 35||$15,786|
|2000||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 35||$11,415|
|Grand Total Raised||$61,117|
2012Mark 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|
In 2010, Kirkeby received $12,507 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:
|South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Kirkeby's campaign in 2010|
|A Better South Dakota PAC||$1,000|
|Penn County Republican Party||$500|
|Black Hills Home Builders||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$12,507|
In 2008, Kirkeby collected $16,409 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|All South Dakota PAC||$1,000|
|South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations||$1,000|
|South Dakota Education Association||$1,000|
|South Dakota Association of Realtors||$750|
Kirkeby and his wife, Sheryl, have four children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Mark + Kirkeby + South + Dakota + House"
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- South Dakota State Legislature
- South Dakota State Senate
- South Dakota Senate Committees
- South Dakota Joint Committees
- South Dakota State Senate District 35
- South Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. Mark Kirkeby
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2000
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 11, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official results of June 8 primary," accessed March 12, 2014
- South Dakota House of Representatives, "Official General Election Results, 2010," accessed March 12, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Kirkeby, Mark," accessed September 26, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Mark Kirkeby," accessed March 12, 2014
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 35
| Succeeded by|
Blaine Campbell (R)
|South Dakota State Senate District 35
| Succeeded by|