Chuck Welke

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Chuck Welke
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South Dakota State Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolRedfield High School, 1971
Bachelor'sNorthern State University, 1975
Personal
ProfessionRetired Principal
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Chuck Welke is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate representing District 2 since 2013.

Welke earned a BA in School Administration/Physical Education from Northern State University in 1975. He worked at the Warner School as an athletic director and principal from 1977 to his retirement in 2010.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government
Retirement Laws
Taxation

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Welke won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 2. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and defeated incumbent Arthur Fryslie (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

South Dakota State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Welke 51.4% 5,441
     Republican Art Fryslie Incumbent 48.6% 5,140
Total Votes 10,581

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

Personal

Welke has been married to his wife Ellen since 1975.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Hundstad (D)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 2
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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