South Dakota House of Representatives District 32

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South Dakota House of Representatives District 32
Current incumbentBrian Gosch Republican Party
Kristin Conzet Republican Party
Population23,581
Ethnicity1.4% Black, 2.8% Hispanic
Voting age75.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
South Dakota's thirty-second state house district is represented by Republican Representative Brian Gosch and Republican Representative Kristin Conzet.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 23,581 civilians reside within South Dakota's thirty-second state house district.[1] 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.[2] 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:[3]

  • 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.[4]

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.[2]

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.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Ritchie Nordstrom was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbents Kristin Conzet and Brian Gosch were unopposed in the Republican primary. Nordstrom will face Conzet, Gosch and Brett Monson (I) in the general election.[6][7]

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 Brian Gosch (R) and Kristin Conzet (R) defeated Jackie Swanson (D) and advanced from the Republican primary.[8][9]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKristin Conzet Incumbent 36.2% 5,004
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Gosch Incumbent 34.3% 4,742
     Democratic Jackie Swanson 29.5% 4,075
Total Votes 13,821
South Dakota House of Representatives District 32 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Gosch Incumbent 46.4% 1,422
Green check mark transparent.pngKristin Conzet Incumbent 37.4% 1,148
Jeanette Deurloo 16.2% 497
Total Votes 3,067

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for South Dakota House of Representatives District 32 have raised a total of $594,140. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $22,005 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, South Dakota House of Representatives District 32
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $65,409 3 $21,803
2010 $87,834 4 $21,959
2008 $85,092 4 $21,273
2006 $66,844 4 $16,711
2004 $86,029 4 $21,507
2002 $32,569 3 $10,856
2000 $170,363 5 $34,073
Total $594,140 27 $22,005
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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