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Al Novstrup

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Al Novstrup
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South Dakota State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2003-2009
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, 1977
Personal
BirthdayAugust 4, 1954
Place of birthSisseton, SD
ProfessionManager/Owner, Thunder Road Family Fun Park
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Al Novstrup (b. August 4, 1954) has been a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate since 2008, representing the 3rd district.

Novstrup served as a representative in the South Dakota State House from 2002 to 2008. He joined the South Dakota State Senate in 2009 and has served in that position since. He represents the 3rd district.

Novstrup worked as a farm worker on a family farm from 1967 to 1972. He then worked as a construction worker for Cenex/Farmers Union from 1969 to 1972. After earning his degree, Novstrup worked as a teacher for Granite Falls High School from 1977 to 1980. He then worked as manager and owner of Computer Specialists from 1982 to 2001. He has worked as manager and owner of Thunder Road Family Fun Park since 1994.

Novstrup earned his BS from South Dakota State University in 1977.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Appropriations
Legislative Procedure, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Novstrup won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 3. Novstrup ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated H. Paul Dennert (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

South Dakota State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAl Novstrup Incumbent 53.6% 5,553
     Democratic H. Paul Dennert 46.4% 4,815
Total Votes 10,368

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Novstrup ran for re-election to the 3rd District Seat in 2010. Al Novstrup ran for the seat on the Republican ticket and defeated Democrat Alan Hoerth. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 3 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Al Novstrup (R) 5,281 59.93%
Alan Hoerth (D) 3,531 40.07%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Novstrup won election to the 3rd District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Alan Hoerth (D). [2]

Novstrup raised $40,171 for his campaign while Hoerth raised $24,557. [3]

South Dakota State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Al Novstrup (R) 5,872 54.97%
Alan C. Hoerth (D) 4,811 45.03%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Novstrup received $10,799 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]


2008

Novstrup raised $40,171 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $15,034
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of South Dakota $10,000
www.visionvideoinc.com $1,292
Daugaard for Governor $1,000
Brown County Republican Party $1,000

Personal

Novstrup and his wife Kathy have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Burt Elliot
South Dakota House District 3
2003–2008
Succeeded by
Dennis Feickert
Preceded by
Alan Hoerth
South Dakota Senate District 3
2009–present
Succeeded by
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