Mike Vehle

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Mike Vehle
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South Dakota State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
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 elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2005-2009
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Vehle is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Vehle served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2004 to 2008.

Biography

Vehle is a banker.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Judiciary
Transportation, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate will take place on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Craig Kelly was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Vehle was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kelly withdrew after the primary, and Vehle is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Vehle won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 20. Vehle defeated Steve Sibson in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Quinten L. Burg (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Dakota State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Vehle Incumbent 57% 5,734
     Democratic Quinten Burg 43% 4,323
Total Votes 10,057
South Dakota State Senate District 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Vehle Incumbent 66.1% 1,812
Steve Sibson 33.9% 929
Total Votes 2,741

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Vehle ran for re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. Vehle ran for the seat on the Republican ticket and defeated both Susan Thie (D) and Steve Sibson (I). The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 20 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Vehle (R) 4,827 57.29%
Susan Thie (D) 1,870 22.19%
Steve Sibson (I) 1,729 20.52%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Vehle won election to the 20th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Jack Mortenson (D)).[5]

Vehle raised $22,831 for his campaign while Mortenson raised $5,020.[6]

South Dakota State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Vehle (R) 6,320 66.93%
Jack Mortenson (D) 3,123 33.07%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mike Vehle is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Mike Vehle raised a total of $64,151 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[7]

Mike Vehle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 20 Won $2,756
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 20 Won $16,471
2008 South Dakota State Senate, District 20 Won $22,831
2006 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 20 Won $10,844
2004 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 20 Won $11,249
Grand Total Raised $64,151

2012

Mike Vehle won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mike Vehle raised a total of $2,756.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Vehle's campaign in 2012
South Dakota Manufactured Housing Association$300
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations$250
South Dakota Telecommunications Association$250
South Dakota Beer Wholesalers Association$250
South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association$250
Total Raised in 2012$2,756
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Vehle received $16,471 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[8]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Vehle's campaign in 2010
Davison County Republicans$1,175
Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota$1,000
South Dakota Association of Realtors$750
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations$500
South Dakota Telecommunications Association$400
Total Raised in 2010 $16,471

2008

Vehle raised $22,831 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Committee of South Dakota $5,000
Davis County Republicans $2,144
South Dakota Republican Party $1,131
David Bockorny $1,000
Daugaard for South Dakota $1,000
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $500
South Dakota Association of Realtors $500
Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota $500

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."[10]

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mel Olson
South Dakota House District 20
2005–2008
Succeeded by
Noel Hamiel
Preceded by
Ed Olson
South Dakota Senate District 20
2009–present
Succeeded by
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