Gordon Howie

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Gordon Howie
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, South Dakota
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Dakota State Senate District 30
2009-2011
South Dakota State House
2004-2009
Personal
ProfessionRancher, businessman
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Gordon Howie was a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from South Dakota.[1] Although Howie was registered as an Independent, he ran as a conservative candidate. Howie said, "I am a Republican philosophically. I am now a registered independent, but I fully embrace the Republican Party platform. That is a significant difference between me and some other Republicans who are running for office.”[2] Gordon Howie lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Howie (b. July 23, 1949) was a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate from 2009 to 2011, representing the 30th District. Howie lost in the Republican primary for governor and did not run for re-election to his seat. Howie also served in the South Dakota State House from 2004 to 2009.

Howie worked as a real estate broker for Gordon Howie Real Estate from 1970 to 2006. He was a rancher and owner of Holy Cow Ranch from 1994 to 2006.[3]

Committee assignments

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

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in South Dakota, 2014

Howie ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent South Dakota.[1] Gordon Howie lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

U.S. Senate, South Dakota General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rounds 50.4% 140,741
     Democratic Rick Weiland 29.5% 82,456
     Independent Larry Pressler 17.1% 47,741
     Independent Gordon Howie 3% 8,474
Total Votes 279,412
Source: CNN

Media


Gordon Howie, "God & Politics."

Gordon Howie, "Make Up Your Own Mind: 30."

Gordon Howie, "Truth Train Intro."

Gordon Howie, "Truth Train Will Work for Taxpayers."

Gordon Howie, "Truth Train State Fair."

Gordon Howie, "Sept 8 Fund Raiser."

Gordon Howie, "Truth Train - They've Got a Secret."

Gordon Howie, "Truth Train - Pro-Life from the Start."

Gordon Howie, "Truth Train - Crony Capitalism."

Gordon Howie, "Truth Train - A Question on the 2nd Amendment."

Gordon Howie, "Truth Train - James Polk and Principle in Politics."

Gordon Howie, "Truth Train - Calvin Coolidge and Taxes."

Gordon Howie, "The Clear Choice."

Polls

Rounds v. Weiland v. Pressler v. Howie
Poll Mike Rounds Rick WeilandLarry PresslerGordon HowieUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Monmouth University Poll
Oct. 24-27, 2014
45%31%19%1%4%+/-4.7429
NBC News/Marist Poll
Oct. 24, 2014
43%29%16%3%9%+/-3.6730
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research
Oct. 20-23, 2014
42%33%13%2%10%+/-3.5800
Harper Polling
Oct. 18-20, 2014
48%24%24%3%12%+/-4.38500
Harper Polling
Oct. 9-11, 2014
37%33%23%5%2%+/-3.9630
Survey USA
Oct. 1-4, 2014
35%28%32%3%2%+/-4616
Public Policy Polling
Sept. 29-30, 2014
35%28%24%8%5%+/-3.7703
NBP/NPN
Sept. 21-25, 2014
39%26%24%4%7%+/-3.24647
AVERAGES 40.5% 29% 21.88% 3.63% 6.38% +/-3.88 631.88
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Rounds v. Weiland v. Pressler v. Howie v. Walker
Poll Mike Rounds Rick WeilandLarry PresslerGordon HowieClayton WalkerUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Survey USA
May 6- May 10, 2014
44%30%17%3%2%5%+/-4.5504
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Rounds v. Weiland v. Pressler v. Howie
Poll Mike Rounds Rick WeilandLarry PresslerGordon HowieMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
April 30- May 1, 2014
38%28%15%4%+/-3.6745
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Mike Rounds vs. Rick Weiland
Poll Mike Rounds Rick WeilandSomeone elseUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports (February 25-26, 2014)
51%31%6%11%+/-4.5500
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Howie did not run for re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He lost in the Republican primary for governor on June 8, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Howie won election to the 30th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent David Melmer (D).[4]

Howie raised $13,738 for his campaign, while Melmer raised $3,928.[5]

South Dakota State Senate, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gordon Howie (R) 8,063 64.58%
David Melmer (D) 4,422 35.42%

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Howie's reports.[6]

Gordon Howie (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2014$0.00$32,074.00$(29,642.61)$2,431.39
Running totals
$32,074$(29,642.61)

2008

Howie raised $13,738 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Gordon Howie $2,244
Paulene Staben $1,000
South Dakota Association of Realtors $1,000
Gary Howie $1,000
Bernard Johnson $1,000
BNSF Railway $500
Vernon Schnose $500
Owen Emme $500

Personal

Howie and his wife, Connie, have six children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Lintz
South Dakota Senate District 30
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Bruce Rampelberg (R)