R. Shawn Tornow

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R. Shawn Tornow
R. Shawn Tornow.jpg
South Dakota House District 14
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
R. Shawn Tornow is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 14 from 2011 to 2013.

Tornow served in the House from 2004 to 2006. He lost the race for state representative in 2002 and 2006.


Tornow's professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments


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



See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tornow ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 14. Tornow was defeated by Anne C. Hajek and Larry P. Zikmund in the Republican primary on June 5. Jeff Winters and incumbent Marc Feinstein ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

South Dakota House of Representatives District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnna C. Hajek 37% 946
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry P. Zikmund 34.5% 882
R. Shawn Tornow Incumbent 28.4% 726
Total Votes 2,554


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tornow and Marc Feinstein (D) won election in the November 2 general election.[4]

South Dakota State House, District 14 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Feinstein (D) 4,719 25.93%
Green check mark transparent.png R. Shawn Tornow (R) 4,598 25.26%
David B. Rose (R) 4,546 24.98%
Jeff Winters (D) 4,339 23.84%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Tornow raised $12,171 in contributions.[5]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joni Cutler (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 14
Succeeded by
Anne C. Hajek (R)