Craig Tieszen

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Craig Tieszen
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South Dakota State Senate District 34
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, South Dakota State Senate
Present
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Craig Tieszen is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Tieszen is a retired Police Chief.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Local Government
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tieszen served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate will take place on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent Craig Tieszen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tieszen is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Tieszen won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 34. Tieszen defeated Stacey Wollman in the Republican primary on June 5. No Democratic candidates filed. Tieszen was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Dakota State Senate District 34 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Tieszen 79.3% 2,115
Stacey Wollman 20.7% 551
Total Votes 2,666

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Tieszen ran for re-election to the 2nd District seat in 2010. He ran unopposed for the seat. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 34 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Tieszen (R) 7,136 100.00%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Craig Tieszen won election to the 34th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate with 7,914 votes, defeating Democrat Gary Hargens (3,345).[5]

Tieszen raised $28,691 for his campaign while Hargens raised $870.[6]

South Dakota State Senate, District 34 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Tieszen (R) 7,914 70.29%
Gary Hargens (D) 3,345 29.71%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Craig Tieszen is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Craig Tieszen raised a total of $37,628 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[7]

Craig Tieszen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 34 Won $7,960
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 34 Won $977
2008 South Dakota State Senate, District 34 Won $28,691
Grand Total Raised $37,628

2012

Craig Tieszen won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Craig Tieszen raised a total of $7,960.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Craig Tieszen's campaign in 2012
South Dakota Healthcare Association$1,000
South Dakota Telecommunications Association$550
South Dakota Association of Realtors$500
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association$500
Wharton, Carolyn Fassi$500
Total Raised in 2012$7,960
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Tieszen received $977 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[8]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Craig Tieszen's campaign in 2010
BH Corp$300
South Dakota Association of Specialty Care Providers$150
Qwest Communications$100
South Dakota Cable Telecommunications Association$100
South Dakota Association of Insurance Agents$100
Total Raised in 2010 $977

2008

Tieszen raised $28,691 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $1,130
Luanne Dirks $1,000
Mary Tlvstos $1,000
Craig Tieszen $1,000
Pat Tlvstos $1,000
Jackie Hubbard $1,000
Lon Hubbard $1,000
South Dakota Education Association $500
Christy Hoffman $500
South Dakota Association of Realtors $500
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $500
Richard Tieszen $500
Steve McCarthy $500

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.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Royal McCracken
South Dakota Senate District 34
2009–present
Succeeded by
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