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Ried Holien
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South Dakota State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, South Dakota State Senate
September 2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour terms
Education
Bachelor'sAugustana College
Personal
Place of birthWatertown, South Dakota
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ried S. Holien is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Following the 2013 legislative session, Holien was elected to serve as a Majority Whip.[1]

Biography

Holien earned his bachelor's degree from Augustana College. His professional experience includes working primarily as a writer, appearing in South Dakota Magazine and authoring the book Skeletons on the Prairie; and as a teacher.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Energy, Chair
Health and Human Services
Local Government, Vice Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Holien 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. Incumbent Ried Holien was unopposed in the Republican primary. Holien is unopposed in the general election. Alanna Silvis withdrew after the Democratic primary.[3][4]

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Holien won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 5. Holien was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Jeff Dunn (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

South Dakota State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRied Holien Incumbent 60.5% 5,900
     Democratic Jeff Dunn 39.5% 3,846
Total Votes 9,746

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Holien did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. He defeated incumbent Nancy Turbak Berry (D) in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 5 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ried Holien (R) 4,642 53.04%
Nancy Turbak Berry (D) 4,110 46.96%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ried Holien is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ried Holien raised a total of $61,019 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[6]

Ried Holien's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 5 Won $28,450
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 5 Won $32,569
Grand Total Raised $61,019

2012

Ried Holien won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ried Holien raised a total of $28,450.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ried Holien's campaign in 2012
Coddington County Republicans Central Cmte$6,000
Peter Norbeck Pac$1,000
South Dakota Medical Group Management Association Pac$900
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Pac$800
Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota Pac$700
Total Raised in 2012$28,450
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Holien raised a total of $32,569 in campaign funds.[7] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Codington County Republican Central Cmte $11,500
Koistinen Campaign Cmte $2,500
South Dakota Senate Republican Campaign Cmte $2,000
Holien, Dennis $1,000
Holien, David & Cynthia $1,000
Holien, Carole Stein $1,000
Kulesa, Greg $1,000

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."[8]

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

Holien and his wife, Tonya, have four children, Rachel, Tessa, Cate, and Gabriel. They live in Watertown.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nancy Turbak Berry (D)
South Dakota State Senate District 4
2011–present
Succeeded by
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