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Darrell Solberg

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Darrell Solberg
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Former candidate for
South Dakota House of Representatives, District 11
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Dakota House District 11
Campaign website
Darrell Solberg (b. February 14, 1942) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 11 of the South Dakota House of Representatives.[1]

Solberg was a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 11 from 2009 to 2011.


Solberg worked in Regional Sales for Park Broadcasting from 1969 to 1974. He then worked as Regional Manager for Cargill Incorporated from 1974 to 1976. From 1976 to 1982, he was manager of Southern Minnesota Broadcasting. He has been the President of Drillstring Dynamics Sensor Sales and Marketing since 1983.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the South Dakota House of Representatives, Solberg served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Solberg's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Darrell pledges to...

  • Excerpt: "Work to curb the annual growth of State Government"
  • Excerpt: "Provide adequate funding for all levels of education in South Dakota"
  • Excerpt: "Support efforts to provide accessible and quality health care for all South Dakotans"
  • Excerpt: "Promote investments in continued research & development of renewable energy resources."
  • Excerpt: "Serve in a bipartisan effort for property tax relief and equality"



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. Jim Larson and Darrell Solberg were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Stalzer and Mark Willadsen defeated David Landry in the Republican primary. Stalzer and Willadsen defeated Larson and Solberg in the general election.[1][3][4]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Stalzer Incumbent 32.4% 4,316
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Willadsen 28.3% 3,770
     Democratic Darrell Solberg 22.7% 3,024
     Democratic Jim Larson 16.6% 2,219
Total Votes 13,329
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State
South Dakota House of Representatives, District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Stalzer Incumbent 45.2% 892
Green check mark transparent.pngMark K. Willadsen 27.8% 549
David Landry 27% 532
Total Votes 1,973


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Solberg ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 11 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Solberg was defeated by Mark Willadsen (R) and Lora Hubbel (R).[5]

South Dakota State House, District 11 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lora Hubbel (R) 5,673 29.73%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Willadsen (R) 5,548 29.08%
Jim Larson (D) 3,461 18.14%
Darrell Solberg (D) 4,397 23.05%

Campaign donors

In 2008, Solberg collected $1,425 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
21st Century Democrats PAC $500
South Dakota Association of Specialty Care Providers $200
South Dakota State Medical Association $200
South Dakota Association of Realtors $200
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union $100

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Dakota House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by
Mark Willadsen (R), Lora Hubbel (R)