Scott Parsley

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Scott Parsley
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Current candidacy
Running for South Dakota State Senate, District 8
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
South Dakota House of Representatives District 8
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
Minority Whip
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBrookings
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University
ProfessionAssistant General Manager, electric power cooperative
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Parsley is a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He currently serves as Minority Whip.

Parsley is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 8 of the South Dakota State Senate.[1]


Parsley attended Brookings High School and earned his bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University. He is the assistant general manager of an electric power cooperative.

Parsley also ran for the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2008.

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Energy
State Affairs



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. Scott Parsley was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Chuck Jones was unopposed in the Republican primary. Parsley will face Jones in the general election.[2][1]


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Parsley won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 8. Parsley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Parsley 30.6% 6,069
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Heinemann 26.4% 5,242
     Democratic Roy Lindsay 23.1% 4,579
     Republican Gene Kroger 19.9% 3,945
Total Votes 19,835

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott Parsley is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott Parsley raised a total of $36,012 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[4]

Scott Parsley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 8 Won $0
2008 South Dakota State Senate, District 8 Defeated $36,012
Grand Total Raised $36,012


Scott Parsley won election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scott Parsley raised a total of $0.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Parsley's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money


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Political offices
Preceded by
Mitch Fargen (D)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 8
Succeeded by