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South Dakota State Auditor
|South Dakota State Auditor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$1,235,996|
|Term limits:||Two consecutive terms|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||South Dakota Constitution, Article 4, Section 7|
|Assumed office:||January 2011|
|Next election:||November 6, 2018|
|Last election:||November 4, 2014|
|Other South Dakota Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Commissioner of School and Public Lands • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
- 1 Current officeholder
- 2 Authority
- 3 Qualifications
- 4 Vacancies
- 5 Duties
- 6 Divisions
- 7 Elections
- 8 State budget
- 9 Compensation
- 10 Historical officeholders
- 11 Recent news
- 12 Contact information
- 13 See also
- 14 External links
- 15 References
The current officeholder is Steve Barnett. He was first elected to the office in November 2010.
Article IV, Section 7:
|There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the general election of the Governor and every four years thereafter the following constitutional officers: attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and commissioner of school and public lands, who shall severally hold their offices for a term of four years. Commencing with the 1992 general election, no person may be elected to more than two consecutive terms as attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, or commissioner of school and public lands.|
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|South Dakota Auditor, 2014|
|Republican||Steve Barnett Incumbent||79.9%||191,755|
|Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.|
Article IV, Section 7 also prevents any person from being elected to more than two consecutive terms as attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, or commissioner of school and public lands.
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- See also: South Dakota state budget and finances
The budget for the State Auditor's office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $1,235,996.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
See statutes: SD Codified L § 3-8-2.1 (2014)
The auditor's annual compensation is set by Title 3, Chapter 8, Section 2 (§ 3-8-2.1) of the South Dakota Codified Laws and it may not be raised or diminished effective during his term in office, pursuant to Article XII, Section 3 of the South Dakota Constitution.
As is the case for all of South Dakota's elected executives, the auditor's base salary is subject to annual rate increases under the General Appropriations Act for each corresponding year.
There have been 27 South Dakota State Auditors since 1889. Of the 27 officeholders, 24 were Republican and 3 were Democrat.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1889-Present|
|1||L.C. Taylor||1889 – 1893||Republican|
|2||J.E. Hipple||1893 – 1897||Republican|
|3||H.E. Mayhew||1897 – 1899||Republican|
|4||James D. Reeves||1899 – 1903||Republican|
|5||J.F. Halladay||1903 – 1907||Republican|
|6||John Hirning||1907 – 1911||Republican|
|7||Henry B. Anderson||1911 – 1915||Republican|
|8||J.E. Handlin||1915 – 1919||Republican|
|9||Jay E. Reeves||1919 – 1923||Republican|
|10||Edward A. Jones||1923 – 1929||Republican|
|11||William M. Dunn||1929 – 1933||Republican|
|12||George O'Neill||1933 – 1937||Democratic|
|13||Raymond A. Kelly||1937 – 1939||Democratic|
|14||W.W. Warner||1939 – 1945||Republican|
|15||Steve E. Anderson||1945 – 1950||Republican|
|16||James O. Gilkerson||1950 – 1951||Republican|
|17||Lawrence E. Mayes||1951 – 1956||Republican|
|18||Fay A. Allbee||1956 – 1958||Republican|
|19||Oscar Brosz||1958 – 1959||Republican|
|20||Harriett Horning||1959 – 1961||Democratic|
|21||Betty L. Larson Casey||1961 – 1963||Republican|
|22||Al Hamre||1963 – 1967||Republican|
|23||Lloyd Jorgenson||1967 – 1969||Republican|
|24||Alice Kundert||1969 – 1979||Republican|
|25||Vernon L. Larson||1979 – 2003||Republican|
|26||Richard L. Sattgast||2003 –2011||Republican|
|27||Steve Barnett||2011 -||Republican|
There were 13 Auditors of Dakota Territory from 1862 to 1889.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1862-1889|
|1||Justus Townsend||1862 – 1864|
|2||I.T. Gore||1864 – 1866|
|3||John Morris||1868 – 1870|
|4||William Shriner||1870 – 1872|
|5||Thomas J. Sloan||1872 – 1874|
|6||Sheridan Jones||1874 – 1876|
|7||John Sand||1876 – 1878|
|8||E.A. Sherman||1879 – 1881|
|9||L.M. Purdy||1881 – 1882|
|10||George Ordway||1883 – 1885|
|11||Ernest W. Caldwell||1885 – 1886|
|12||James A. Ward||1887 – 1889|
|13||John C. McManima||1889|
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South Dakota State Auditor
Office of the State Auditor
500 East Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Tel: (605) 773-3341
Fax: (605) 773-5929
E-mail: South Dakota Auditor
- South Dakota Bureau Finance and Management, "Budget in Brief FY 2013," accessed April 8, 2013
- Justia.com, "2014 South Dakota Codified Laws: Title 3 - PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES: Chapter 08 - Compensation of Officers and Employees § 3-8-2.1: Adjustment of salaries of constitutional officers and judges," accessed February 24, 2015
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 8, 2014
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 28, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," accessed May 14, 2011
- South Dakota Blue Book 2009, "Chapter 4," accessed August 14, 2013