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Gene Abdallah

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Gene Abdallah
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South Dakota House District 10
Retired
In office
2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Senator, South Dakota State Senate
2002 - 2010
Personal
ProfessionRetired Law Enforcement
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gene Abdallah is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 10. Abdallah was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2010.

Abdallah also served in the South Dakota State House from 2000 to 2002. He went on to serve as a member of the South Dakota State Senate from 2003 to 2011. Abdallah did not run for re-election to his senate seat in 2010 -- he had reached his term limit.[1] Instead, he ran for the District 10 house seat.

Abdallah has worked as a Marshal and in highway patrol. He is now retired.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Abdallah served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota State Senate:

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Abdallah ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 6. Abdallah was defeated by Ernie Otten Jr. in the Republican primary on June 5. No Democratic candidates filed for election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

South Dakota State Senate District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEarnie Otten Jr. 58.9% 772
Gene Abdallah 41.1% 538
Total Votes 1,310

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Term-limited in the senate, Abdallah won election in to the South Dakota House of Representatives, District 10. Roger Hunt (R) also won election in District 10.[4]

South Dakota State House, District 10 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Gene Abdallah (R) 8,623 39.54%
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Hunt (R) 8,276 37.95%
Gregory S. Kniffen (D) 4,907 22.50%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Abdallah won re-election to the 10th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Clara Saeni Hart (D).[5]

Abdallah raised $32,795 for his campaign while Hart raised $2,322.[6]

South Dakota State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Gene Abdallah (R) 10,873 67.39%
Clara Saeni Hart (D) 5,261 32.61%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Abdallah raised $40,023 in contributions.[7]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Haight, Stephen $1,000
Aycox, Rod A $1,000
Brennan, Charles $1,000
Aycox, Rod A $1,000
Aycox, Leslie $1,000
Bergh, Keith B $1,000

2008

Abdallah raised $32,795 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
William Sullivan $1,000
Mark Griffin $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shantel Krebs (R)
South Dakota House District 10
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Dave Munson
South Dakota Senate District 10
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Shantel Krebs (R)
Preceded by
Roger Hunt
South Dakota House District 10
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Ron Williamson