Paula Hawks

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Paula Hawks
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South Dakota House of Representatives, District 9
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
  January 9, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Whips, South Dakota House of Representatives
2015-present
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Date of birth07/28/1951
Place of birthSioux Falls
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Paula Hawks is a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives representing District 9. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Hawks currently serves as Minority Whip, beginning in 2015.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Health and Human Services

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent Paula Hawks and Holly Boltjes-Johnson were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Steve Hickey and Bob Deelstra were unopposed in the Republican primary. Boltjes-Johnson withdrew after the primary, and was replaced by Becky Jaspers on the general election ballot. Hawks (D) and Hickey (R) defeated Jaspers (D) and Deeltra (R) in the general election.[1][2][3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Hickey Incumbent 29.6% 3,027
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaula Hawks Incumbent 26% 2,662
     Republican Bob Deelstra 26% 2,654
     Democratic Becky Jaspers 18.4% 1,882
Total Votes 10,225
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hawks won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 9. Hawks replaced Holly Boltjes-Johnson on the general election ballot. Hawks won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Hickey Incumbent 27.5% 4,188
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaula Hawks 26% 3,965
     Republican Bob Deelstra Incumbent 25.5% 3,883
     Democratic Mark Anderson 20.9% 3,188
Total Votes 15,224

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Paula Hawks is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Paula Hawks raised a total of $13,526 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[5]

Paula Hawks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 9 Won $13,526
Grand Total Raised $13,526

2012

Paula Hawks won election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Paula Hawks raised a total of $13,526.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paula Hawks's campaign in 2012
Hugh Hagel$2,360
SD Educators Political Involvement Cmte (Epic)$2,200
Hawks, Paula$2,100
Parsley for House$750
Rich Engels$550
Total Raised in 2012$13,526
Source:Follow the Money

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2014

In 2014, the 89th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 14 to March 31.

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2013

In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Deelstra (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 9
2013–present
Succeeded by
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