|South Dakota State Auditor|
|January 2011 – present|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||Richard Sattgast (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||2 consecutive terms|
|High school||Roncalli High School|
|Bachelor's||University of South Dakota|
Barnett has worked for Wells Fargo and held positions with the South Dakota Republican Party. From 2005 to 2010 he served as a Constituent Services Representative in U.S. Senator John Thune's Aberdeen district office.
- B.A., University of South Dakota
- MBA, University of Sioux Falls
South Dakota State Auditor (2011-present)
Barnett has served as South Dakota State Auditor since 2011.
|South Dakota Auditor, 2014|
|Republican||Steve Barnett Incumbent||79.9%||191,755|
|Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.|
|South Dakota Auditor, 2010|
Comprehensive donor information for Barnett is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Barnett raised a total of $99,635 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 10, 2013.
|Steve Barnett's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Dakota Auditor||$0|
|2010||South Dakota Auditor||$99,635|
|Grand Total Raised||$99,635|
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|Steve Barnett's Campaign Contributions|
South Dakota Auditor
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$98,276|
|Top 5 contributors||South Dakota Republican Party||$30,533|
|Hughes County Republican Party||$3,250|
|Heartland Values PAC||$2,500|
|Harvey Jewett, IV||$2,000|
Barnett and his wife, Nicole, live in Aberdeen. They have one child, Emma Claire. Barnett's grandfather, Joe Barnett Sr., served as speaker of the House and Republican majority leader in the South Dakota House of Representatives.
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- South Dakota Office of the State Auditor
- Biography from Project VoteSmart
- Barnett's campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Current Candidates for General Election," accessed August 4, 2014
- Steve Barnett, " About," accessed January 29, 2013
- The New York Times, "Election 2010-South Dakota Results," accessed July 23, 2012
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Steve Barnett," accessed May 10, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
- Rapid City Journal, "Barnett running for South Dakota auditor," May 6, 2010
Richard L. Sattgast (R)
|South Dakota State Auditor
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