James E. Gilkerson

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James Gilkerson
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Candidate for
South Dakota House of Representatives District 4
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 2, 1956
Place of birthBrookings, SD
ProfessionDairy Farmer
ReligionChristian
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James Gilkerson was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 4 of the South Dakota House of Representatives.

He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from SDSU in 1978, and has been a dairy farmer for the past 34 years.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gilkerson ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 4. Gilkerson was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Tyler 26.7% 5,131
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Peterson 25.8% 4,958
     Republican Fred Deutsch 24.1% 4,624
     Republican James Gilkerson 23.4% 4,495
Total Votes 19,208

Campaign themes

Gilkerson lists his top three priorites as a focus on small towns, promotion of agriculture, and fiscal responsibility in the state government.[1]

Personal

Jim and his wife Kysa have two children and four grandchildren.[1]

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