Spencer Hawley

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Spencer Hawley
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South Dakota House District 7
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
ProfessionInsurance Agent
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Spencer Hawley is a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Hawley earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from South Dakota State University.

Hawley served for 30 years in the South Dakota Army National Guard and in 2000 was promoted to Colonel. He began his career in the insurance industry as an agent for the Jim Long & Associates Agency of Brookings and Huron. He later bought the agency in 1989. He has served on the Brookings City Board of Appeals and was appointed by the governor to sit on the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Commission in 2003.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hawley served on the following committees:

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. Incumbent Spencer Hawley and Steven Binkley were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Scott Munsterman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Binkley withdrew after the primary. Hawley and Munsterman are unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hawley won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 7. Hawley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Munsterman Incumbent 33.3% 4,894
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Hawley Incumbent 31.3% 4,610
     Democratic Linda Brandt 19.6% 2,884
     Republican Brian Roehrich 15.8% 2,322
Total Votes 14,710

2010

Hawley and Scott Munsterman (R) won election in District 7 in the November 2 general election.[4]

South Dakota State House, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Munsterman (R) 4,925 34.41%
Green check mark transparent.png Spencer Hawley (D) 4,038 28.22%
Michael D. Bartley (R) 3,194 22.32%
Harold W. Widvey (D) 2,154 15.05%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Spencer Hawley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Spencer Hawley raised a total of $28,734 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[5]

Spencer Hawley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives , District 7 Won $14,490
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives , District 7 Won $14,244
Grand Total Raised $28,734

2012

Spencer Hawley won re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Spencer Hawley raised a total of $14,490.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Spencer Hawley's campaign in 2012
Brookings County Democrats$1,200
Jim Talbert$1,000
South Dakota Retailers Association Pac$500
Harold Widvey$500
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Pac$500
Total Raised in 2012$14,490
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Hawley raised $14,244 in contributions.[6]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hawley, Spencer $1,757
Brookings County Democrats $1,000
South Dakota Education Association $1,000

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 89th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 14 to March 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the issue of abortions.

2013

In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on the "top ten" issues affecting your freedom.

2012

In 2012, the 87th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 19.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored "based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, federalism, and protection of life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness."[7]

2011

In 2011, the 86th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 28.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the military and veterans.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to gun control and reform.

Personal

Hawley and his wife Barbara Ann have four children, Ryan, Shari, Jay, and Aaron, as well as three grandchildren.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Tidemann (R) Carol Pitts (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 7
2011–present
Succeeded by
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