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South Dakota House of Representatives District 6

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South Dakota House of Representatives District 6
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Current incumbentIsaac Latterell Republican Party
Herman Otten Republican Party
Population19,896
Ethnicity0.1% Black, 1.4% Hispanic[1]
Voting age73.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
South Dakota's sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Isaac Latterell and Republican Representative Herman Otten.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 19,896 civilians reside within South Dakota's sixth 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. Richard Schriever and Katie Hanson were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbents Isaac Latterell and Herman Otten were unopposed in the Republican primary. Hanson withdrew after the primary. Latterell and Otten defeated Schriever in the general election.[7][8][9]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Otten Incumbent 45.7% 4,409
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIsaac Latterell Incumbent 33.9% 3,274
     Democratic Richard Schriever 20.4% 1,971
Total Votes 9,654
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State

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. Isaac Latterell (R) and Herman Otten (R) defeated Joseph Weis (D) and Michael Jauron (D). Latterell and Otten advanced from the Republican primary.[10][11]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Otten 36.3% 5,739
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIsaac Latterell 31.6% 5,000
     Democratic Joseph Weis 18.2% 2,884
     Democratic Michael Jauron 13.9% 2,194
Total Votes 15,817
South Dakota House of Representatives District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngIsaac Latterell 35.3% 808
Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Otten 26.6% 609
June Nusz 21.6% 494
Jason Long 16.6% 380
Total Votes 2,291

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for South Dakota House of Representatives District 6 have raised a total of $160,585. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $6,691 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, South Dakota House of Representatives District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $36,654 5 $7,331
2010 $9,383 2 $4,692
2008 $21,792 3 $7,264
2006 $38,486 4 $9,622
2004 $11,762 3 $3,921
2002 $17,028 4 $4,257
2000 $25,480 3 $8,493
Total $160,585 24 $6,691
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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