South Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the South Dakota State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 3, 2008 and a general election on November 4, 2008.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the South Dakota Senate, a candidate must be:[1]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 21 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A two-year resident of South Dakota at the filing deadline time
  • May not have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime; may not have illegally taken "public moneys"
  • A qualified voter. A qualified voter is someone who is:
* A U.S. citizen
* Reside in South Dakota
* At least 18 years old old on or before the next election
* Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
* Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Gary D. Hanson Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Lucas Lentsch Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary D. Hanson: 5,165 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lucas Lentsch: 4,459

District 2

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Hundstad Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Hjalmer Tschetter Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Hundstad: 5,876 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Hjalmer Tschetter: 3,866

District 3

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Alan C. Hoerth Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Al Novstrup Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alan C. Hoerth: 4,811
Republican Party Al Novstrup: 5,872 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Peterson Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Peterson: 7,118 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Nancy Turbak Berry Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Al Koistinen Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Turbak Berry: 5,651 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Al Koistinen: 4,803

District 6

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Dennis Nemmers Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Art Fryslie Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Nemmers: 3,431
Republican Party Art Fryslie: 5,847 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Pam Merchant: 1,128 Approveda
  • Craig A. Tschetter: 1,040
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Pat Powers: 402
  • Orville B. Smidt: 1,015 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pam Merchant: 4,940 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Orville B. Smidt: 4,716

District 8

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Scott Parsley Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Russell Olson Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott Parsley: 4,690
Republican Party Russell Olson: 5,804 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Nielson Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Tom Dempster Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Nielson: 4,660
Independent Tom Dempster: 5,109 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Clara Saeni Hart Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Gene G. Abdallah Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clara Saeni Hart: 5,261
Republican Party Gene G. Abdallah: 10,873 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Nate Welch Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Jason M. Gant Approveda
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidate:
  • D. Scott Bartlett Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nate Welch: 5,632
Republican Party Jason M. Gant: 6,845 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party D. Scott Bartlett: 512

District 12

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Sandy Jerstad Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Hal Wick Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandy Jerstad: 7,233 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Hal Wick: 6,513

District 13

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Scott Heidepriem Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Phyllis M. Heineman Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott Heidepriem: 5,720 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Phyllis M. Heineman: 5,167

District 14

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Stevens Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • David Knudson Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Stevens: 4,668
Republican Party Dave Knudson: 7,160 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Kathy Miles Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Tracy Saboe Approveda
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidate:
  • Steve Willis Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathy Miles: 3,664 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tracy Saboe: 1,881
Constitution Party Steve Willis: 356

District 16

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Margaret V. Gillespie Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Kenneth D. Albers Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Margaret V. Gillespie: 5,931 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kenneth D. Albers: 5,813

District 17

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Ben Nesselhuf Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Jerad Higman Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ben Nesselhuf: 5,389 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jerad Higman: 3,686

District 18

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • William "Bill" Kerr Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Jean M. Hunhoff Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William "Bill" Kerr: 3,223
Republican Party Jean M. Hunhoff: 6,525 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Frank J. Kloucek Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • D.E. Gene Cordes Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank J. Kloucek: 5,588 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party D.E. Gene Cordes: 3,425

District 20

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Jack Mortenson Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Mike Vehle Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Mortenson: 3,123
Republican Party Mike Vehle: 6,320 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Charon Asetoyer Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Cooper Garnos Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charon Asetoyer: 2,385
Republican Party Cooper Garnos: 6,428 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Dale Hargens Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Tom Hansen Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dale Hargens: 4,840
Republican Party Tom Hansen: 5,026 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Nicholas Nemec Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Corey Brown: 2,116 Approveda
  • Tom Hackl: 1,423

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nicholas Nemec: 3,360
Republican Party Corey Brown: 5,988 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Kim Sargent Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Bob Gray Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kim Sargent: 3,295
Republican Party Bob Gray: 7,105 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Dan Ahlers Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • L. Paul Jensen Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Ahlers: 6,502 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party L. Paul Jensen: 4,613

District 26

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Julie Bartling Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • John Koskan Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Bartling: 5,403 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Koskan: 3,174

District 27

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Bradford: 1,155
  • Theresa B. Two Bulls: 1,183 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Theresa B. Two Bulls: 3,155
Republican Party Jim Bradford: 3,427 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Ryan M. Maher Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Les Wolff Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan M. Maher: 5,134 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Les Wolff: 3,101

District 29

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Dennis Levin Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Larry Rhoden: 1,876 Approveda
  • Nick Trask: 1,072

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Levin: 3,775
Republican Party Larry Rhoden: 7,307 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • David Melmer Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Gordon Howie: 2,250 Approveda
  • Gordon D. Pederson: 1,360

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Melmer: 4,422
Republican Party Gordon Howie: 8,063 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Nyla Griffith Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Tom Hills: 804
  • Thomas R. Nelson: 1,171 Approveda
  • John E. Teupel: 1,082

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nyla Griffith: 5,202
Republican Party Thomas R. Nelson: 6,159 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas M. Katus Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Stan Adelstein Approveda
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Elli Schwiesow Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas M. Katus: 3,464
Republican Party Stan Adelstein: 3,834 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Elli Schwiesow: 3,683

District 33

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Dennis W. Finch Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Michael T. Buckingham: 742
  • Dennis R. Schmidt: 1,070 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis W. Finch: 3,931
Republican Party Dennis R. Schmidt: 5,571 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Gary L. Hargens Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Dennis Popp: 1,063
  • Craig Tieszen: 1,640 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary L. Hargens: 3,345
Republican Party Craig Tieszen: 7,914 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Shane Liebig: 473
  • Theresa Spry: 1,026 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Jeffrey K. Haverly: 758 Approveda
  • Alice McCoy: 429

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Theresa Spry: 3,520
Republican Party Jeffrey K. Haverly: 4,768 Green check mark transparent.png

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