Stace Nelson

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Stace Nelson
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South Dakota House District 19
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
Birthday05/02/1967
Place of birthSalem/Sioux Falls, SD
ProfessionRetired, NCIS Investigator
ReligionChristian-Lutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Stace Nelson is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Nelson was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from South Dakota.[1][2] He lost the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.[3]

Biography

Nelson enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps before graduating from high school, and he later became an NCIS investigator. He worked in these positions for more than 23 years before retiring.

Committee assignments

South Dakota State Legislature

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nelson served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Energy
Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nelson served on the following committees:

Note: Nelson was later removed from the Agriculture committee following conflicts with Republican leadership; he claimed that his opposition to a dairy bill contributed to his removal.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in South Dakota, 2014

Nelson ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent South Dakota.[1][2] He lost the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, to Mike Rounds.[3]

U.S. Senate, South Dakota Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rounds 58.6% 19,259
Stace Nelson 16.7% 5,487
Larry Rhoden 15.4% 5,069
Annette Bosworth 6% 1,984
Jason Ravnsborg 3.3% 1,070
Total Votes 32,869
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nelson won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 19. Nelson advanced past the Republican primary on June 5 and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStace Nelson Incumbent 40.4% 6,956
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKyle Schoenfish 38.1% 6,550
     Democratic Alan Fenner 21.5% 3,708
Total Votes 17,214
South Dakota House of Representatives District 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStace Nelson 34% 1,494
Green check mark transparent.pngKyle Schoenfish 29.6% 1,299
J.E. "Jim" Putnam 25.7% 1,129
Roger Hofer 10.7% 469
Total Votes 4,391

2010

Nelson defeated incumbent Oran Sorenson (D) and Dennis Van Overschelde (D) in the November 2 general election. Nelson was elected along with fellow Republican challenger Jon Hansen.[7]

South Dakota State House, District 25 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Stace Nelson (R) 4,814 27.34%
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Hansen (R) 4,579 26.00%
Oran A. Sorenson (D) 3,859 21.91%
Dennis Van Overschelde (D) 2,918 16.57%
Kevin R Crisp (I) 1,441 8.18%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stace Nelson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Stace Nelson raised a total of $29,715 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 27, 2013.[8]

Stace Nelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 19 Won $16,385
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 25 Won $13,330
Grand Total Raised $29,715

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Nelson's reports.[9]

Stace Nelson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$0$57,480$(30,842)$26,637
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$26,637$31,040$(23,932)$33,745
April Quarterly[12]April 16, 2014$33,745.63$28,414.34$(28,727.63)$33,432.34
Running totals
$116,934.34$(83,501.63)

2012

Stace Nelson won re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stace Nelson raised a total of $16,385.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stace Nelson's campaign in 2012
Nelson, Stace$6,100
Bender, Robert$1,000
Bill & Karen Van Gerpen$700
South Dakota Credit Union League$300
SD Medical Assoc Pac$300
Total Raised in 2012$16,385
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Nelson raised $13,330 in contributions.[13]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Nelson, Stace $5,062
South Dakota Republican Party $1,042

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 89th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 14 to March 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the issue of abortions.

2013

In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on the "top ten" issues affecting your freedom.

2012

In 2012, the 87th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 19.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored "based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, federalism, and protection of life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness."[14]

2011

In 2011, the 86th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 28.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the military and veterans.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to gun control and reform.

Personal

Nelson and his wife, Aiza, have six children. They currently live in Fulton.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Oran Sorenson (D), Timothy Rave (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 25
2011–present
Succeeded by
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