|South Dakota State Senate District 4|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Base salary||$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||Four terms|
|South Dakota State House of Representatives|
|High school||Clear Lake High School 1978|
|Bachelor's||South Dakota State University, 1982|
|Birthday||February 19, 1960|
|Place of birth||Clear Lake, SD|
|Profession||Owner, Sodak Gardens|
Begalka served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2001 to 2004.
Begalka earned his B.S. from South Dakota State University.
Begalka worked his way from manager to owner of Sodak Gardens.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Begalka served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Energy|
|• Judiciary, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Begalka served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Begalka won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 4. Begalka defeated Val Rausch (2012 House Speaker) in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated incumbent Steven Street (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Dakota State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Tim Begalka Incumbent||61%||6,603|
|Democratic||Steven Street Incumbent||39%||4,227|
|South Dakota State Senate District 4 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Tim Bagalka Incumbent||66.8%||1,106|
|South Dakota State Senate, District 4 (2010)|
|Tim Begalka (R)||5,346||61.00%|
|Dick Schwandt (D)||3,418||39.00%|
Comprehensive donor information for Tim Begalka is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Tim Begalka raised a total of $42,231 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.
|Tim Begalka's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Dakota State Senate, District 4||$22,888|
|2010||South Dakota State Senate, District 4||$8,293|
|2002||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 4||$6,523|
|2000||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 4||$4,527|
|Grand Total Raised||$42,231|
2012Tim Begalka won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Tim Begalka raised a total of $22,888.
|South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tim Begalka's campaign in 2012|
|Peter Norbeck Pac||$3,000|
|Senate Republican Cc||$3,000|
|Codington Co Republican Cc||$2,000|
|All South Dakota Pac||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$22,888|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Begalka raised a total of $8,293 in campaign funds. His top contributors were:
|Olson for South Dakota Senate||$500|
|Koistinen Campaign Cmte||$500|
|South Dakota Association of Realtors||$500|
Begalka and his wife, Rhonda, have five children, named Aaron, Carrie, Austin, Ronald, and Robert. They currently reside in Clear Lake.
Politically, he has been active with the Deuel County Republican Party, serving as a delegate, secretary, and chair.
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- South Dakota State Legislature
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- South Dakota Joint Committees
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- Senate website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2002, 2000
- Project Vote Smart, "Senator Timothy P. 'Tim' Begalka," accessed March 11, 2014
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," June 12, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Begalka, Tim," accessed September 26, 2013
- 2010 Follow the Money, "Campaign Contributions," accessed March 11, 2014
James Peterson (D)
|South Dakota State Senate District 4
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