|South Dakota State Senate District 3|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Base salary||$12,000/two-year term|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||Four terms|
|South Dakota State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||South Dakota State University, 1977|
|Birthday||August 4, 1954|
|Place of birth||Sisseton, SD|
|Profession||Manager/Owner, Thunder Road Family Fun Park|
Novstrup served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008.
Novstrup earned his B.S. from South Dakota State University in 1977.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Novstrup served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Joint Appropriations|
|• Legislative Procedure, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Novstrup served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Appropriations|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Novstrup served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
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.
|South Dakota State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Al Novstrup Incumbent||53.6%||5,553|
|Democratic||H. Paul Dennert||46.4%||4,815|
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)|
|Al Novstrup (R)||5,281||59.93%|
|Alan Hoerth (D)||3,531||40.07%|
Novstrup raised $40,171 for his campaign while Hoerth raised $24,557. 
|South Dakota State Senate, District 3 (2008)|
|Al Novstrup (R)||5,872||54.97%|
|Alan C. Hoerth (D)||4,811||45.03%|
Comprehensive donor information for Al Novstrup is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Al Novstrup raised a total of $99,809 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.
|Al Novstrup's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Dakota State Senate, District 3||$27,305|
|2010||South Dakota State Senate, District 3||$10,799|
|2008||South Dakota State Senate, District 3||$40,171|
|2006||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 3||$6,274|
|2004||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 3||$6,090|
|2002||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 3||$9,170|
|Grand Total Raised||$99,809|
2012Al Novstrup won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Al Novstrup raised a total of $27,305.
|South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Al Novstrup's campaign in 2012|
|Senate Republican Campaign Cmte||$6,000|
|Peter Norbeck Pac||$5,000|
|Brown for Senate||$2,500|
|Daugaard for South Dakota||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$27,305|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Novstrup received $10,799 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Al Novstrup's campaign in 2010|
|Oscar Anderson South Dakota Freedom Fund||$1,000|
|Wayne Greenfield for State House||$764|
|South Dakota Association of Realtors||$750|
|Skjonsberg, Robert T||$500|
|South Dakota Retailers Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$10,799|
Novstrup raised $40,171 during the 2008 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|South Dakota Republican Party||$15,034|
|Senate Republican Campaign Committee of South Dakota||$10,000|
|Daugaard for Governor||$1,000|
|Brown County Republican Party||$1,000|
Novstrup and his wife Kathy have two children.
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- Profile from the South Dakota Legislature
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," Accessed April 9, 2012
- 2008 Election Results, South Dakota Senate, District 3
- District 3 South Dakota Senate Spending, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "Novstrup, Al" Accessed September 26, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Campaign contributors to Al Novstrup
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