Melissa Magstadt

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Melissa Magstadt
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South Dakota House District 5
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner, Consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Melissa Magstadt is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Magstadt received her A.S. from Huron University, her B.S. and M.S. from South Dakota State University, and her M.B.A. from Mount Marty College.

She has spent her career in the health care industry as a nurse and as an owner and consultant of a health care design management company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Magstadt served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations and Audit, Vice Chair
Health and Human Services, Vice Chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Magstadt won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 5. Magstadt ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Magstadt Incumbent 40.1% 5,950
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Solum Incumbent 39.4% 5,844
     Democratic Dorothy Kellogg 20.5% 3,042
Total Votes 14,836

2010

Magstadt and Roger Solum (R) won election in the November 2 general election.[2]

South Dakota State House, District 5 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Melissa Magstadt (R) 4,681 35.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Solum (R) 4,514 34.23%
Jeff Dunn (D) 3,992 30.27%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Melissa Magstadt is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Melissa Magstadt raised a total of $36,064 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[3]

Melissa Magstadt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives , District 5 Won $4,215
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives , District 5 Won $31,849
Grand Total Raised $36,064

2012

Melissa Magstadt won re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Melissa Magstadt raised a total of $4,215.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melissa Magstadt's campaign in 2012
Peter Norbeck Pac$500
South Dakota Realtors Pac$300
South Dakota Retailers Association Pac$300
South Dakota Physical Therapy Association Pac$200
South Dakota Chiropractors Association$200
Total Raised in 2012$4,215
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Magstadt raised $31,849 in contributions.[4]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Codington County Republican Central Cmte $9,000
Callies, Byron & Kaelyn $2,000
Callies, Byron & Kaelyn $2,000
Koistinen Campaign Cmte $2,000

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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on the "top ten" issues affecting your freedom.

2012

In 2012, the 87th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 19.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored "based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, federalism, and protection of life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness."[5]

2011

In 2011, the 86th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 28.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the military and veterans.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to gun control and reform.

Personal

Magstadt and her husband, Robert, currently reside in Watertown.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Faehn (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 5
2011–present
Succeeded by
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