|South Dakota State Senate District 28|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Base salary||$12,000/two-year term|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||Four terms|
|Bachelor's||Black Hills State University, 2000|
|Master's||Colorado Graduate School of Banking, 2007|
|Birthday||August 19, 1977|
|Place of birth||Mobridge, SD|
|Profession||Owner, Sparker Bar and Grill|
Maher was a member of the Isabel School Board from 2002 to 2007. He joined the South Dakota State Senate in 2007 and has served in that position since. He represents the 28th district.
Maher worked as an auditor for the Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Health, from 2000 to 2002. He then worked as County Executive Director for Farm Service Agency from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 to 2008, he worked as a loan officer for Farmers State Bank. He became the owner of Sparker Bar and Grill in 2005 and has worked there since.
Maher earned his BS in Accounting from Black Hills State University in 2000. He went on to receive his MS in Banking from Colorado Graduate School of Banking in 2007.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Maher served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Energy|
|• Taxation, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Maher served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Maher served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|South Dakota State Senate, District 28 (2010)|
|Ryan Maher (R)||4,732||72.05%|
|Julie Garreau (D)||1,836||27.95%|
Maher raised $20,735 for his campaign while Wolff raised $30,664. 
|South Dakota State Senate, District 28 (2008)|
|Ryan Maher (D)||5,134||62.34%|
|Les Wolff (R)||3,101||37.66%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Maher received $13,968 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ryan Maher's campaign in 2010|
|South Dakota Retailers Accociation||$1,000|
|Florida Power & Light||$500|
|Lindskov, Dennis & Margaret||$500|
|South Dakota Association Of Realtors||$500|
|Kerstiens, Chuck & Louise||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$13,968|
Maher raised $20,735 during the 2008 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|South Dakota Majority Project||$2,500|
|Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota||$700|
|South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association||$500|
|South Dakota Education Association||$500|
|South Dakota State Medical Association||$400|
Maher is single.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Ryan + Maher + South + Dakota + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- SD lawmakers approve new study of school funding - WRAL.com
- South Dakota lawmakers disagree over use of state money for membership fees ... - The Republic
- Outside group to review legislative staff - Daily Republic
- SD taxpayers fund lawmakers dues, travel for political group - Daily Republic
- Conservative group's dues will be covered by SD treasury for all legislators - The Capital Journal
- Arkansas spill renews fears of ruptures on proposed South Dakota pipeline - Rapid City Journal
- Legislature hires outside consultants to review staff - The Capital Journal
- Accused firm connected to many politicians - Daily Republic
- The Lederman letter - Rapid City Journal - Rapid City Journal (blog)
- Senator tries to influence PUC in telephone traffic-pumping case - The Capital Journal
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- Profile from the South Dakota Legislature
- Bio from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
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