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Thomas Nelson

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Thomas Nelson
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South Dakota State Senate District 31
Former member
In office
2009-2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
Mayor of Lead, South Dakota
2002-2007
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, 1979
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1957
Place of birthLead, SD
ProfessionManager, Best Western Hickok House
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas Nelson is a former Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing the 31st District from 2009 to 2013.

At the end of his term, Nelson was the mayor of the City of Lead.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nelson served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Nelson ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 31. Nelson was defeated by Bob Ewing in the Republican primary on June 5.[2][3]

South Dakota State Senate District 31 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Ewing 62% 1,602
Thomas R. Nelson Incumbent 38% 980
Total Votes 2,582

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Nelson ran for re-election to the 31st District seat in 2010. He defeated Nyla Griffith (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 31 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Nelson (D) 5,824 59.46%
Nyla Griffith (D) 3,970 40.54%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Nelson won election to the 31st District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Nyla Griffith (D).[4]

Nelson raised $55,913 for his campaign while Griffith raised $20,114.[5]

South Dakota State Senate, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Nelson (R) 6,159 54.21%
Nyla Griffith (D) 5,202 45.79%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Nelson received $24,616 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]


2008

Nelson raised $55,913 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Blank $10,000
Thomas Nelson $6,440
Kermit Stell $5,000
Lawrence County Republican Party $3,472
South Dakota Republican Party $3,141
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of South Dakota $1,500
Ryan Wordeman $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Apa
South Dakota Senate District 31
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Bob Ewing (R)