Ryan Maher

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Ryan Maher
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South Dakota State Senate District 28
Former member
In office
2007-2015
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, South Dakota State Senate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsFour terms
Education
Bachelor'sBlack Hills State University, 2000
Master'sColorado Graduate School of Banking, 2007
Personal
Date of birthAugust 19, 1977
Place of birthMobridge, SD
ProfessionOwner, Sparker Bar and Grill
ReligionRoman Catholic
CandidateVerification
Ryan Maher (b. August 19, 1977) is a former Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 28 from 2006 to 2015. While in office, Maher served as Majority Whip. Maher did not run for re-election in 2014.

Biography

Maher earned his B.S. in Accounting from Black Hills State University in 2000. He went on to receive his M.S. in Banking from Colorado Graduate School of Banking in 2007.

Maher was a member of the Isabel School Board from 2002 to 2007.

Maher worked as an auditor for the Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Health, from 2000 to 2002. He then worked as County Executive Director for Farm Service Agency from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 to 2008, he worked as a loan officer for Farmers State Bank. He became the owner of Sparker Bar and Grill in 2005.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Energy
Education
Taxation, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Maher won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 28. He was unopposed in both the Republican primary on June 5 and the general election on November 6.[2]

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Maher ran for re-election to the 28th District seat in 2010. He defeated Julie Garreau in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Maher had served as a Democrat from 2006 to 2010. In March, 2010, Maher changed his party affiliation to Republican.

South Dakota State Senate, District 28 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Maher (R) 4,732 72.05%
Julie Garreau (D) 1,836 27.95%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Maher won re-election to the 28th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Les Wolff (R).[3]

Maher raised $20,735 for his campaign while Wolff raised $30,664.[4]

South Dakota State Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Maher (D) 5,134 62.34%
Les Wolff (R) 3,101 37.66%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ryan Maher is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryan Maher raised a total of $61,106 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[5]

Ryan Maher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 28 Won $3,748
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 28 Won $13,968
2008 South Dakota State Senate, District 28 Won $20,735
2006 South Dakota State Senate, District 28 Won $22,655
Grand Total Raised $61,106

2012

Ryan Maher won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ryan Maher raised a total of $3,748.

2010

In 2010, Maher received $13,968 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]

2008

Maher raised $20,735 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Ryan Maher $5,077
Unspecified $3,033
South Dakota Majority Project $2,500
Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota $700
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association $500
South Dakota Education Association $500
Mark Lindskov $500
Mick Frank $400
South Dakota State Medical Association $400
BNSF Railway $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."[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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Bogue
South Dakota Senate District 28
2007–2015
Succeeded by
Betty Olson (R)