Mike Verchio

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Mike Verchio
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South Dakota House District 30
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 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota
Master'sUniversity of South Dakota
Personal
Birthday10/23/1944
Place of birthBoone, IA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Verchio (b. October 23, 1944) is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Verchio was a Precinct Man for Hill City Pennington County from 2000 to 2005.

Biography

Verchio's professional experience includes working as a Store Manager for Sears from 1979 to 1981 and from 1984 to 1989 and Owner/Operator of Continental Cafe and Tin Mill Saloon from 1989 to 2000.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
State Affairs
Transportation, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbents Mike Verchio and Lance Russell defeated Julie Frye-Mueller in the Republican primary. Gardner Gray is running as an Independent candidate. Russell and Verchio will face Gray in the general election.[1][2]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLance Russell Incumbent 36.7% 2,420
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Verchio Incumbent 32.7% 2,159
Julie Frye-Mueller 30.6% 2,019
Total Votes 6,598

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Verchio won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 30. Verchio and fellow incumbent Lance Russell defeated Tim Behlings, Travis L. Bies, and Florence K. Thompson in the Republican primary on June 5. No Democratic candidates filed for election. Verchio and Russell ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Dakota House of Representatives District 30 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Verchio Incumbent 30.1% 1,716
Green check mark transparent.pngLance Russell Incumbent 25.2% 1,433
Tim Behlings 20.9% 1,192
Travis L. Bies 13.2% 752
Florence K. Thompson 10.6% 601
Total Votes 5,694

2010

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Verchio ran for re-election to District 30 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Verchio and Lance Russell (incumbent) both ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary.[5] Russell and Verchio defeated Kathleen Ann (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

South Dakota State House, District 30 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Verchio (R) 7,439 44.10%
Green check mark transparent.png Lance Russell (R) 5,829 34.55%
Kathleen Ann (D) 3,601 21.35%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mike Verchio is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Mike Verchio raised a total of $46,812 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 27, 2013.[7]

Mike Verchio's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 30 Won $16,048
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 30 Won $10,392
2008 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 30 Won $20,372
Grand Total Raised $46,812

2012

Mike Verchio won re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mike Verchio raised a total of $16,048.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Verchio's campaign in 2012
Verchio, Mike$8,468
Peter Norbeck Pac$500
South Dakota Cable Television Association$400
South Dakota Retailers Association$300
South Dakota Association of Realtors$300
Total Raised in 2012$16,048
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Verchio received $10,392 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:[8]

South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Verchio's campaign in 2010
Cutler, Justin$1,000
Grover, David$500
South Dakota Automobile Dealers Association$350
ICB PAC$300
South Dakota Telecommunications Association$300
Total Raised in 2010 $10,392

2008

In 2008, Verchio collected $20,372 in donations.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Mike Verchio $12,315
Allen Nelson $500
South Dakota Association of Realtors $500
Robert Hawthorne $400
Dennis Krull $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."[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.

Personal

Verchio and his wife, Jeri, have two children.

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Preceded by
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South Dakota House of Representatives District 30
2009–present
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