H. Paul Dennert
|H. Paul Dennert|
|South Dakota House District 2|
|2005 - 2013|
|Base salary||$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|South Dakota State Senate|
|1996 - 2004|
|Birthday||June 25, 1937|
|Place of birth||Columbia, South Dakota|
Dennert received his diploma from Columbia High School in 1955.
Dennert was a Director/Trustee at Cenex in 1990. He has also worked as a Farmer/Cattleman and Teacher/Superintendent of Sunday School.
Dennert served in the South Dakota State House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996. He then served in the South Dakota State Senate from 1996 to 2004. He rejoined the South Dakota House in 2005 and has served in that position since, representing the 2nd District. During his time in the House, Dennert has served as Assistant Minority Leader. He has also served as a Township Clerk and Assessor.
Dennert and his wife, Peggy, have two children.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dennert served on the following committees:
- Appropriations Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives
- Appropriations Committee, South Dakota State Legislature
- Government Operations and Audit Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dennert served on the following committees:
- Appropriations Committee, South Dakota House
- Government Operations and Audit Committee, South Dakota House
- Legislative Procedure Committee, South Dakota House
Dennert ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 3. Dennert ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and was defeated by incumbent Al Novstrup (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Dakota State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Al Novstrup Incumbent||53.6%||5,553|
|Democratic||H. Paul Dennert||46.4%||4,815|
Dennert ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 2 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Also running were fellow Democratic incumbent Elaine Elliott and Republicans Lana Greenfield (R) and Norbert Barrie (R). H. Paul Dennert (D) and Elaine Elliott (D) won election in the November 2 general election.
|South Dakota State House, District 2 (2010)|
|H. Paul Dennert (D)||4,617||30.00%|
|Elaine Elliott (D)||4,053||26.34%|
|Lana Greenfield (R)||3,865||25.11%|
|Norbert Barrie (R)||2,855||18.55%|
In 2010, Dennert received $16,453 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:
|South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to H. Paul Dennert's campaign in 2010|
|South Dakota Telecommunications Association||$650|
|South Dakota Education Association||$500|
|Brown County Democratic Party||$500|
|South Dakota Association Of Healthcare Organizations||$500|
|South Dakota Association Of Realtors||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$16,453|
In 2008, Dennert collected $16,423 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|South Dakota Education Association||$2,000|
|South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations||$1,000|
|South Dakota Telecommunications Association||$750|
|South Dakota Association of Realtors||$550|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Paul + Dennert + South + Dakota + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- South Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. H. Paul Dennert
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State's official list of state candidates, 2010
- South Dakota House of Representatives Official General Election Results, 2010
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2008 contributions to H. Paul Dennert
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 2
| Succeeded by|
Burt E. Tulson (R)