Todd Schlekeway

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Todd Schlekeway
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South Dakota State Senate District 11
Former member
In office
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Sioux Falls
Master'sUniversity of Sioux Falls
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Todd Schlekeway is a former Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 11 from 2011 to 2013. He also served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011.

Schlekeway worked as a staff member and campaign worker for former Congressman John Thune, as well as a graduate assistant in the social studies department of University of Sioux Falls. After working as a public affairs consultant he opened his own public affairs and communications firm, Full Court Strategies Group.

Shlekeway earned a B.A. in political science and History, a B.S. in Exercise Science, and a M.Ed. from the University of Sioux Falls. He and his wife Jill reside in Sioux Falls.[1]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schlekeway served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Schlekeway ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 11. Schlekeway ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5. Tom Cool ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Schlekeway withdrew prior to the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Schlekeway was eligible for re-election but instead sought the District 11 state senate seat. He defeated Tom Cool in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 11 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Todd Schlekeway (R) 7,055 64.83%
Tom Cool (D) 3,828 35.17%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Schlekeway received $28,598 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]


In 2008, Schlekeway collected $22,428 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $1,830
Minnehaha County Republican Party $1,314
Heartland Values PAC $1,000
Randy Stewart $629
Ben Mitchell $600


Schlekeway has a wife, Jill.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jason Gant (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 11
Succeeded by
David Omdahl (R)
Preceded by
South Dakota House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by
Mark Willadsen (R) Lora Hubbel (R)