Jim Peterson (South Dakota)

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Jim Peterson
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South Dakota State Senate, District 4
Incumbent
In office
2005-2011, January 13, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position (current service)0
Years in position (previous service)6
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Whip, South Dakota State Senate
2015-present
Minority Whip, South Dakota House of Representatives
2014-2015
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms (8 years)
Prior offices
South Dakota House of Representatives, District 4
2000-2004; 2013-2015
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James R. "Jim" Peterson (b. March 16, 1943) is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.[1] He previously represented District 4 in the State Senate from 2005 to 2011. Peterson currently serves as Minority Whip, beginning in 2015.

Peterson served in the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 4 from 2000 to 2004 and again from 2012 to 2015. While in the House, Peterson served as Minority Whip from 2014 to 2015. Peterson did not seek re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2014.

Biography

Peterson earned his B.A. from Augustana College in 1965. His professional experience includes working as a science teacher for Parker High School from 1965 to 1966 and as a farmer since 1966.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Retirement Laws
Taxation

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate took place on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Jim Peterson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Peterson was unopposed in the general election.[2][3][1]

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Peterson won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 4. Peterson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

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

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Peterson did not run for re-election to the 4th District seat in 2010.

2008

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Peterson won election to the 4th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate.[5]

Peterson raised $4,680 for his campaign.[6]

South Dakota State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Peterson (D) 7,118 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jim Peterson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Jim Peterson raised a total of $64,215 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[7]

Jim Peterson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 4 Won $0
2008 South Dakota State Senate, District 4 Won $4,680
2006 South Dakota State Senate, District 4 Won $32,608
2004 South Dakota State Senate, District 4 Won $8,697
2002 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 4 Won $8,197
2000 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 4 Won $10,033
Grand Total Raised $64,215

2012

Jim Peterson won election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jim Peterson raised a total of $0.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Peterson (South Dakota)'s campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source: Follow the Money

2008

Peterson raised $4,680 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $1,000
South Dakota Healthcare Association $500
Jim Peterson $430

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 89th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 14 to March 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the issue of abortions.

2013

In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.

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Personal

Peterson and his wife, Jane, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Begalka (R)
South Dakota State Senate - District 4
2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Steve Street (D)
South Dakota House of Representatives - District 4
2013–2015
Succeeded by
John Wiik (R)
Preceded by
Larry Diedrich
South Dakota State Senate - District 4
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Tim Begalka (R)
Preceded by
Robert Weber
South Dakota House of Representatives - District 4
2001–2004
Succeeded by
Steve Street