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Dennis Schmidt

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Dennis Schmidt
South Dakota State Senate District 33
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Business Owner
Dennis Schmidt was a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 33 from 2006 to 2011. Schmidt did not run for re-election in 2010.

Schimidt has worked as a Youth/Senior Pastor and police officer for Snohomish, Washington. He was also a motivational speaker at the American Indian Summer Youth Camp for Olympic Peninsula. He was a part of the Minuteman Missile Project at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. He then worked in the Aerospace Division of Boeing Company. Schmidt has worked as a business owner since 1993.

Schmidt attended Seattle Bible College.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the South Dakota State Senate, Schmidt served on the following committees:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Schmidt did not run for re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On Nov. 4, 2008, Schmidt won re-election to the 33rd District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Dennis Finch (D).[1]

Schmidt raised $12,374 for his campaign while Finch raised $34,842.[2]

South Dakota State Senate, District 33 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Schmidt (R) 5,571 58.63%
Dennis Finch (D) 3,931 41.37%

Campaign donors


Schmidt raised $12,374 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of South Dakota $5,000
South Dakota Republican Party $2,000
South Dakota Rural Electric Cooperatives $400
South Dakota Association of Specialty Care Providers $400
Black Hills Corporation $300
South Dakota Trucking Association $300
South Dakota Association of Realtors $300


Schmidt and his wife Toni have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
J.P. Duniphan
South Dakota Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Kraus (R)