Lora Hubbel

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Lora Hubbel
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South Dakota Lieutenant Governor
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Dakota House District 11
2011 - 2013
Associate'sUniversity of South Dakota School of Nursing, 1982
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota, 1980
Date of birth01/17/1958
Place of birthVermillion, SD
ProfessionRealtor, RN, Business Owner
Campaign website
Lora Hubbel (b. January 17, 1958) was an Independent candidate for South Dakota Lieutenant Governor in the 2014 elections.[1] Hubbel is on the same ticket as gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers. Prior to her campaign for lieutenant governor, Hubbel was a Republican candidate for South Dakota Governor in the 2014 elections.[2] Lora Hubbel lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Hubbel is a former Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 11. Hubbel was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2010 and served through 2013.


She began her career as a teacher at both the high school and university level. Hubbel later worked as a registered nurse and practicing chiropractor at her own practice before entering the field of real estate. She first worked at The Real Estate Company in Sioux Falls and then accepted a position with ReMax.


Hubbel got her B.S. in Biology Education from the University of South Dakota and her A.D. in Nursing from the University of South Dakota School of Nursing.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hubbel served on the following committees:



See also: South Dakota Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Hubbel ran for election to the office of South Dakota Lieutenant Governor as the running mate of independent candidate Mike Myers.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


General election
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Daugaard/Matthew Michels Incumbent 70.5% 195,477
     Democratic Susan Wismer/Susan Blake 25.4% 70,549
     Indpendent Mike Myers/Lora Hubbel 4.1% 11,377
Total Votes 277,403
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.

Gubernatorial run

See also: South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2014

Hubbel ran for election to the office of South Dakota Governor. Hubbel did not win the Republican nomination.[3]

Primary results

Hubbel lost the Republican primary to the incumbent, Dennis Daugaard.

South Dakota Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Daugaard Incumbent 80.9% 60,017
Lora Hubbel 19.1% 14,196
Total Votes 74,213
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Hubbel ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 9. Hubbel was defeated by Deb Peters in the Republican primary on June 5. Patricia R. Baker ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

South Dakota State Senate District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Peters Incumbent 52.7% 405
Lora Hubbel 47.3% 363
Total Votes 768


Hubbel defeated incumbent Darrell Solberg (D) and Jim Larson (D) in the November 2 general election. Hubbell was elected along with fellow Republican challenger Mark Willadsen.[6] Hubbel defeated Chris Karr in the June 8 Republican primary, garnering 712 votes. Karr received 670 votes.

South Dakota State House, District 11 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lora Hubbel (R) 5,673 29.73%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Willadsen (R) 5,548 29.08%
Jim Larson (D) 3,461 18.14%
Darrell Solberg (D) 4,397 23.05%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hubbel raised $5,732 in contributions.[7]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hubbel, Lora $1,954
Hubbel, Timothy $1,000


Hubbel and her husband Timothy have three children, Michelle, Justin, and Heather.[8]

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Preceded by
Darrell Solberg (D), Todd Schlekeway (D)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by