South Dakota 2012 legislative election results

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2012 Legislative Election Results

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South Dakota State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the South Dakota State Senate 2012 elections. For results in individual contests see our South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

South Dakota State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 5 7
     Republican Party 30 28
Total 35 35

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • A total of 35 of the state's Senate seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbents

Incumbents running in November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents running on the November 6 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Arthur FryslieRepublicanSouth Dakota State Senate District 6
Kent JuhnkeRepublicanSouth Dakota State Senate District 21

Primary election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Thomas NelsonRepublicanSouth Dakota State Senate District 31

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Bob EwingRepublicanSouth Dakota State Senate District 31
Chuck WelkeDemocraticSouth Dakota State Senate District 2
David OmdahlRepublicanSouth Dakota State Senate District 11
Jim White, South DakotaRepublicanSouth Dakota State Senate District 22
Larry J. LucasDemocraticSouth Dakota State Senate District 26

Primary election


Results will display after the election on November 6.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

Newly elected senators

The following list will display the newly-elected members of the South Dakota State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will display a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will be a list of all candidates elected to the South Dakota State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who are running in 2012:

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2012 Legislative Election Results

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South Dakota State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the South Dakota House of Representatives elections in 2012. For results in individual contests, see our South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

South Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 19 17
     Republican Party 50 53
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 70 70

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected representatives
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview

  • All 70 of the state's House seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbency Analysis

Incumbents who ran on November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who are running on the November 6 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following will display a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Bob DeelstraRepublicanSouth Dakota House District 9
David Scott (South Dakota)RepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives, District 21

Primary election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Mark VennerRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives, District 24
Mark WilladsenRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 11
Mitch FargenDemocraticSouth Dakota House District 8
R. Shawn TornowRepublicanSouth Dakota House District 14

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following will display a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Anne HajekRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 14
Blaine CampbellRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 35
Christine EricksonRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 11
Daniel KaiserRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 3
Dick WernerRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 22
Don HaggarRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 10
Elizabeth MayRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 27
Gary CammackRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 29
Jim StalzerRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 11
Julie BartlingDemocraticSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 21
Karen SoliDemocraticSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 15
Kyle SchoenfishRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 19
Lee QualmRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 21
Leslie HeinemannRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 8
Mark MickelsonRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 13
Mary DuvallRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 24
Mike Stevens (South Dakota)RepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 18
Paula HawksDemocraticSouth Dakota House District 9
Scott EcklundRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 25
Scott ParsleyDemocraticSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 8
Scott W. CraigRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 33
Steve WestraRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 13
Tim RoundsRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 24
Timothy JohnsRepublicanSouth Dakota House of Representatives District 31

Primary election


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New Representatives and General Election Winners

Newly elected representatives

The following will list the newly-elected members of the South Dakota House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will list candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will list all candidates elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates running in 2012: