New editions of the State Legislative Tracker and The Policy Tracker available now!

Tad Perry

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tad Perry
Tad Perry.jpg
Candidate for
South Dakota State Senate District 24
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Dakota House District 24
2011 - 2013
Bachelor'sCentral Methodist University, Fayette MO
Master'sUniversity of Missouri
ProfessionRetired, Educator
Campaign website
Tad Perry was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 24 of the South Dakota State Senate.[1]

Perry is a former Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 2011 to 2013.


Perry earned his B.S. from Central Methodist University and his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri. His professional experience includes working as a university faculty member and administrator at Ball State University (Indiana) and CEO of the South Dakota Public University System.

Committee assignments


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



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate took place on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Ruth Rehn was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jeff Monroe defeated Tad Perry in the Republican primary. Monroe defeated Rehn in the general election.[2][3][1]

South Dakota State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Monroe Incumbent 59% 5,478
     Democratic Ruth Rehn 41% 3,811
Total Votes 9,289
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State
South Dakota State Senate, District 24 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Monroe Incumbent 52.6% 2,541
Tad Perry 47.4% 2,294
Total Votes 4,835


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Perry ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 24. Perry was defeated by Jeff Monroe in the Republican primary on June 5. No Democratic candidates filed for election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bob Gray (R) is retiring due to term limits.[4]

Note: According to election night results, Monroe led by only 36 votes. Perry requested a recount. The recount took place on Monday, June 25, and affirmed Monroe's victory by 35 votes.[5][6] [7]

South Dakota State Senate District 24 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Monroe 50.4% 1,999
Tad Perry 49.6% 1,964
Total Votes 3,963


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Perry and Mark Venner (R) won election in the November 2 general election.[8]

South Dakota State House, District 24 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Venner (R) 5,635 36.90%
Green check mark transparent.png Tad Perry (R) 5,428 35.54%
Jodi R Owen (D) 4,209 27.56%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Perry raised $45,149 in contributions.[9]

He contributed the most to his campaign, $1,294.


Perry and his wife, Carolyn, have four children and five grandchildren.

Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Tad + Perry + South + Dakota + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

Tad Perry News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Ryan Olson (R), Tim Rounds (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 24
Succeeded by