Al Novstrup

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Al Novstrup
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South Dakota State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2003-2009
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, 1977
Personal
BirthdayAugust 4, 1954
Place of birthSisseton, SD
ProfessionManager/Owner, Thunder Road Family Fun Park
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Al Novstrup (b. August 4, 1954) is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Novstrup was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 3 of the South Dakota House of Representatives.[1]

Novstrup served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008.

Biography

Novstrup earned his B.S. from South Dakota State University in 1977.

Novstrup worked as a farm worker on a family farm from 1967 to 1972. He then worked as a construction worker for Cenex/Farmers Union from 1969 to 1972. After earning his degree, Novstrup worked as a teacher for Granite Falls High School from 1977 to 1980. He then worked as manager and owner of Computer Specialists from 1982 to 2001. He has worked as manager and owner of Thunder Road Family Fun Park since 1994.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Appropriations
Legislative Procedure, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Novstrup 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 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. Burt Elliott and Pat Hale were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Daniel Kaiser and Al Novstrup were unopposed in the Republican primary. Kaiser and Novstrup defeated Hale and Elliott in the general election.[1][2][3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAl Novstrup 28.4% 3,931
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Kaiser Incumbent 26.8% 3,709
     Democratic Burt Elliott 24.6% 3,404
     Democratic Pat Hale 20.1% 2,778
Total Votes 13,822
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Novstrup won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 3. Novstrup ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated H. Paul Dennert (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

South Dakota State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAl Novstrup Incumbent 53.6% 5,553
     Democratic H. Paul Dennert 46.4% 4,815
Total Votes 10,368

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Novstrup ran for re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010. Al Novstrup ran for the seat on the Republican ticket and defeated Democrat Alan Hoerth. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 3 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Al Novstrup (R) 5,281 59.93%
Alan Hoerth (D) 3,531 40.07%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Novstrup won election to the 3rd District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Alan Hoerth (D).[5]

Novstrup raised $40,171 for his campaign while Hoerth raised $24,557.[6]

South Dakota State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Al Novstrup (R) 5,872 54.97%
Alan C. Hoerth (D) 4,811 45.03%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Al Novstrup is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Al Novstrup raised a total of $99,809 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[7]

Al Novstrup's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 3 Won $27,305
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 3 Won $10,799
2008 South Dakota State Senate, District 3 Won $40,171
2006 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 3 Won $6,274
2004 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 3 Won $6,090
2002 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 3 Won $9,170
Grand Total Raised $99,809

2012

Al Novstrup won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Al Novstrup raised a total of $27,305.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Al Novstrup's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte$6,000
Peter Norbeck Pac$5,000
Brown for Senate$2,500
Daugaard for South Dakota$1,000
Harvey Jewett$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$27,305
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Novstrup received $10,799 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[8]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Al Novstrup's campaign in 2010
Oscar Anderson South Dakota Freedom Fund$1,000
Wayne Greenfield for State House$764
South Dakota Association of Realtors$750
Skjonsberg, Robert T$500
South Dakota Retailers Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $10,799

2008

Novstrup raised $40,171 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $15,034
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of South Dakota $10,000
www.visionvideoinc.com $1,292
Daugaard for Governor $1,000
Brown County Republican Party $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."[10]

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

Novstrup and his wife Kathy have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Burt Elliot
South Dakota House District 3
2003–2008
Succeeded by
Dennis Feickert
Preceded by
Alan Hoerth
South Dakota Senate District 3
2009–present
Succeeded by
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