Deb Peters

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Deb Peters
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South Dakota State Senate District 9
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota, 1997
Date of birthOctober 11, 1974
Place of birthSioux Falls, SD
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Deb Peters (b. October 11, 1974) is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 9. Peters was elected to the South Dakota State Senate in 2010.

Peters served in the South Dakota State House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011, representing the 9th District. Peters and her husband, Chris, have two children.

Peters earned her BS in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of South Dakota in 1997.

Peters was a Supervisor of KPMG, Limited Liability Partnership from 1997 to 2000. She then worked as a Supervisor for Seim, Johnson, Sestak and Quist, Limited Liability Partnership from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 to 2003, she was a Supervisor for McGladrey and Pullen, Limited Liability Partnership. She has been the owner of Central Valley Accounting Solutions, Limited Liability since 2003.

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Chair
Joint Appropriations, Chair


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peters served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Peters won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 9. Peters defeated District 11 Rep. Lora Hubbel in the Republican primary on June 5 and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

South Dakota State Senate District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Peters Incumbent 52.7% 405
Lora Hubbel 47.3% 363
Total Votes 768


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Peters did not run for re-election in order to run for South Dakota State Senate seat for District 9.

She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Peters defeated Rob Wilson in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 9 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Deb Peters (R) 5,119 63.39%
Rob Wilson (D) 2,956 36.61%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Peters received $35,761 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]


In 2008, Peters collected $15,558 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $2,524
Dave and Peg Lindberg $500
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association $500
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Associations $500
Associated General Contractors of South Dakota $400


Peters and her husband Chris have two children.

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Preceded by
Tom Dempster (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 9
Succeeded by
Preceded by
South Dakota House of Representatives District 9
Succeeded by
Bob Deelstra (R), Steve Hickey (R)