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Nancy Turbak Berry

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Nancy Turbak Berry
South Dakota State Senate District 5
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Nancy Turbak Berry (b. September 17, 1956) was a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate from 2007 to 2011, representing the 5th District.

Berry worked as a Magistrate in the Unified Judicial System of South Dakota from 1984 to 1986. She began working as a practicing consultant for Turbak Law Office in 1982 and has worked there since.

Berry earned her B.A. in Government from Harvard College in 1977. She went on to receive his J.D. in Jurisprudence from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1981.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the South Dakota State Senate, Berry served on the following committees:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Berry ran for re-election to the 5th District seat in 2010. Berry ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket and was defeated by Republican Ried Holien. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On Nov. 4, 2008, Berry won re-election to the 5th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Al Koistinen (R).[1]

Berry raised $61,317 for her campaign while Koistinen raised $69,240.[2]

South Dakota State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Turbak Berry (D) 5,651 54.06%
Al Koistinen (R) 4,803 45.94%

Campaign donors


Berry raised $61,317 during the 2008 election cycle.

Her top contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association $14,000
South Dakota Education Association $2,500
Dave and Jan Johnson $1,193
Mike and Jule Strandell $1,000
Michael Luken $1,000
Stephanie and Doug Pochop $1,000
Mike Abourezk $1,000
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin $1,000
Chet Groseclose $1,000


Berry and her husband David have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lee Schoenbeck
South Dakota Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Ried Holien (R)