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South Dakota House of Representatives District 16

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South Dakota House of Representatives District 16
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Current incumbentsJames Bolin Republican Party
David Anderson Republican Party
Population23,892
Ethnicity0.5% Black, 1.3% Hispanic[1]
Voting age74% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
South Dakota's sixteenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative James Bolin and Republican Representative David Anderson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 23,892 civilians reside within South Dakota's sixteenth state house district.[2] South Dakota state representatives represent an average of 23,262 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 21,567 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the South Dakota House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[3] South Dakota legislators assume office the first day of session after election (Jan. 11).

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the South Dakota House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[4]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 21 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A two-year resident of South Dakota at the filing deadline time
  • May not have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime; may not have illegally taken "public moneys"
  • A qualified voter. A qualified voter is someone who is:
* A U.S. citizen
* Reside in South Dakota
* At least 18 years old old on or before the next election
* Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
* Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law
* Not have served 4 consecutive terms

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the South Dakota Legislature are paid $12,000/two-year term. Legislators receive $110/day per diem. Rates are set by the legislature.[5]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The South Dakota legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the South Dakota Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that South Dakota representatives are subject to term limits of no more than four consecutive two-year terms, or eight consecutive years. Representatives can run again after they have been out of office for a term.[3]

The South Dakota State Legislature has tried on more than one occasion, each time unsuccessfully, to persuade the state's voters to repeal term limits. The most recent such failed attempt was when Amendment J lost in 2008 by 75-25%.

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2000.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

Under the state constitution, the Governor is responsible for appointing a replacement in the event a vacancy happens in the house. There are no deadlines set in the state constitution to when the Governor has to fill the vacancy.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Jim Fedderson and Brian Shanks were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbents David Anderson and Jim Bolin defeated Kevin D. Jensen in the Republican primary. Fedderson and Shanks withdrew after the primary. Anderson and Bolin were unopposed in the general election.[7][8][9]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 16 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Bolin Incumbent 42.1% 1,329
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Anderson Incumbent 33.2% 1,049
Kevin D. Jensen 24.7% 778
Total Votes 3,156

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 5, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 27, 2011. Incumbents James Bolin (R) and David Anderson (R) defeated Ann Tornberg (D) and Stanley Jacobson (D). Bolin and Anderson advanced from the Republican primary.[10]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Bolin Incumbent 35.7% 6,760
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatty Miller Incumbent 26.9% 5,093
     Democratic Ann Tornberg 26.2% 4,969
     Democratic Stanley Jacobson 11.2% 2,128
Total Votes 18,950
South Dakota House of Representatives District 16 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Brolin Incumbent 40.9% 864
Green check mark transparent.pngPatty Miller Incumbent 24.3% 513
Kevin D. Jensen 21.8% 459
Don Lantis 13% 274
Total Votes 2,110

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for South Dakota House of Representatives District 16 have raised a total of $267,799. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $10,712 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, South Dakota House of Representatives District 16
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $32,788 4 $8,197
2010 $32,927 3 $10,976
2008 $65,765 3 $21,922
2006 $63,580 4 $15,895
2004 $7,795 2 $3,898
2002 $34,269 6 $5,712
2000 $30,675 3 $10,225
Total $267,799 25 $10,712
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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