Scott Heidepriem

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Scott Heidpriem
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Former candidate for
Governor of South Dakota
Prior offices
South Dakota State Senate District 13
Scott Heidepriem was a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate from 2006 to 2011, representing the 13th District. In 2010, Heidepriem ran for governor unsuccessfully.

Prior to leaving the senate, he served as the Minority Leader.

Heidepriem has worked as a special assistant to the Attorney General. He also founded Johnson, Hiedepriem, Miner, Marlow and Janklow in 1992. He has worked as an attorney since then.

Heidepriem earned his B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of South Dakota. He went on to earn his M.A. from Harvard University. He then received his J.D. from the University of South Dakota.

Committee assignments

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



See also: South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Heidepriem not run for re-election to the 13th District seat in 2010. Instead, he ran for governor.[1]

Heidepriem was unopposed in the primary. He was defeated by Dennis Daugaard (R) in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Governor/Lt. Governor of South Dakota, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Daugaard/Matt Michels 61.5% 195,046
     Democratic Scott Heidepriem/Ben Arndt 38.5% 122,037
Total Votes 317,083
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State


On Nov. 4, 2008, Heidepriem won re-election to the 13th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Phyllis M. Heineman (R).[3]

Heidepriem raised $178,216 for his campaign while Heineman raised $155,378.[4]

South Dakota State Senate, District 13 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Heidepriem (D) 5,720 52.54%
Phyllis M. Heineman (R) 5,167 47.46%

Campaign donors


Heidepriem raised $178,216 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association $17,500
South Dakota First $5,000
South Dakota Education Association $3,800
South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association $2,250
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $2,000
3M $2,000
Chet Groseclose $1,500
Citigroup $1,200


Heidepriem and his wife Susan have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phyllis Heineman
South Dakota Senate District 13
Succeeded by
Phyllis Heineman (R)