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Oran Sorenson

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Oran Sorenson
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Former candidate for
South Dakota House of Representatives, District 25
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Dakota House District 25
Date of birthFebruary 7, 1952
Oran Sorenson (b. February 7, 1952) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 25 of the South Dakota House of Representatives.[1]

Sorenson was a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 25, from 2009 to 2011.


Sorenson was a Teacher for Hyde County Public Schools from 1974 to 1974. He then worked as a Technician for Earth Resources Observation Science Data Center from 1975 to 1976. From 1977 to 2007, he taught at Dell Rapids Public Schools. He is currently a farmer.

Sorenson earned his B.A. from Sioux Falls College in 1974. Sorenson and his wife, Dawn, have three children.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the South Dakota House of Representatives, Sorenson served on the following committees:



See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Kristi Quaintance and Oran Sorenson were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kris Langer and Roger Hunt were unopposed in the Republican primary. Hunt and Langer were unopposed in the general election. Quaintance and Sorenson withdrew before the election.[1][2][3]


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sorenson ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 25 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Sorenson and Dennis Van Overschelde ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary.[4] Sorenson and Van Overschelde were defeated by Stace Nelson (R) and Jon Hansen (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Campaign donors

In 2008, Sorenson collected $8,383 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Oran Sorenson $600
South Dakota Education Association $500
21st Century Democrats PAC $500
Tom and Julie Coburn $500
Norm Benson $250

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Dakota House of Representatives District 25
Succeeded by
Stace Nelson (R), Jon Hansen (R)