|South Dakota House of Representatives, District 15|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Base salary||$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Soli served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Human Services|
|• Local Government|
Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbents Patrick Kirschman and Karen Soli were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Eric Leggett ran as an Independent candidate. Kirschman and Soli defeated Leggett in the general election.
|South Dakota House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Karen Soli Incumbent||40.7%||1,924|
|Democratic||Patrick Kirschman Incumbent||31.3%||1,476|
|Source: South Dakota Secretary of State|
Soli won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 15. Soli and incumbent Patrick Kirschman defeated former District 15 incumbent Mitch Fargen in the Democratic primary on June 5. No Republican candidates filed for election. Soli and Kirschman were unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jenna Haggar (R) won re-election in District 10.
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 15 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Karen L. Soli||36.4%||386|
|Patrick A. Kirschman Incumbent||34%||361|
Comprehensive donor information for Karen Soli is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Karen Soli raised a total of $3,544 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 27, 2013.
|Karen Soli's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 15||$3,544|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,544|
2012Karen Soli won election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Karen Soli raised a total of $3,544.
|South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Karen Soli's campaign in 2012|
|Minnehaha Democratic Forum||$525|
|Credit Union Pac||$150|
|Total Raised in 2012||$3,544|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2014, the 89th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 14 to March 31.
- South Dakota Right to Life: 2013-2014 Pro-life Legislative Ratings
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In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.
- South Dakota Freedom Coalition: South Dakota Freedom Index 2013
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- Rep. Soli's Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Karen Soli on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Current Candidates for Primary Election," May 2, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Primary Election - Official Results," accessed June 4, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official General Election Results - November 4, 2014," accessed November 12, 2014
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," June 25, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Soli, Karen," accessed September 27, 2013
Mitch Fargen (D)
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