Richard Sattgast

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Richard Sattgast
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South Dakota Treasurer
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorVernon L. Larson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$83,135
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$181,164
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State Auditor
2002-2010
Education
High schoolSpearfish High School
Bachelor'sBlack Hills State University
Master'sNew Mexico Highlands University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army, South Dakota National Guard
Personal
Place of birthSpearfish, South Dakota
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Richard Sattgast is the current Republican South Dakota Treasurer. He was first elected in 2010, and previously served as the state auditor from 2002 - 2010. He ran for re-election in 2014. Richard Sattgast won the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Sattgast was born and raised in Spearfish, South Dakota. He graduated from Spearfish High School and went on to earn a B.S. from Black Hills State University and a MPA from New Mexico Highlands University. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army and in the South Dakota National Guard for a collective 25 years.[1]

Education

  • Spearfish High School
  • B.S., Political science and business administration, Black Hills State University
  • MPA, Public affairs and governmental processes, New Mexico Highlands University

Political career

South Dakota Treasurer (2010 - Present)

Sattgast has served as South Dakota Treasurer since 2010.

South Dakota State Auditor (2002 - 2010)

Sattgast served as South Dakota State Auditor from 2002 to 2010.

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Sattgast ran for re-election as South Dakota Treasurer in 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

General election
South Dakota Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Sattgast Incumbent 61.2% 155,758
     Democratic Denny Pierson 33.5% 85,202
     Libertarian Ken Santema 5.3% 13,615
Total Votes 254,575
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.

2010

Sattgast won election as South Dakota Treasurer on November 2, 2010.

  • General Election[2]
South Dakota Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Sattgast 65.3% 191,388
     Democratic Tom Katus 34.7% 101,895
Total Votes 293,283

2006

On November 7, 2006, Rich Sattgast won re-election to the office of South Dakota Auditor. He ran unopposed in the general election.

South Dakota Auditor, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRich Sattgast Incumbent 100% 200,372
Total Votes 200,372
Election Results Via: South Dakota Secretary of State

2002

On November 5, 2002, Rich Sattgast won election to the office of South Dakota Auditor. He defeated Dick Butler (D) in the general election.

South Dakota Auditor, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRich Sattgast 51.7% 161,347
     Democratic Dick Butler 48.3% 150,822
Total Votes 312,169
Election Results Via: South Dakota Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sattgast is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sattgast raised a total of $181,164 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 10, 2013.[3]

Richard Sattgast's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota Treasurer Not up for election $31,269
2010 South Dakota Treasurer Won $57,362
2008 South Dakota Auditor Not up for election $9,971
2006 South Dakota Auditor Won $14,931
2004 South Dakota Auditor Not up for election $12,125
2002 South Dakota Auditor Won $55,506
Grand Total Raised $181,164

2002-2010

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Personal

Sattgast and his wife, Donna, have four children.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vernon L. Larson (R)
South Dakota Treasurer
2011-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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South Dakota State Auditor
2002-2011
Succeeded by
Steve Barnett (R)