Elizabeth Kraus

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Elizabeth Kraus
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South Dakota State Senate District 33
Former member
In office
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
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Elizabeth Kraus is a former Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 33 from 2011 to 2013.

Kraus worked as a medical technician until retirement. Her first experience in state politics came when she was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2002 and served until 2006. Kraus resides in Rapid City.[1]

Committee assignments


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



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Kraus defeated J.P. Duniphan in the June 8 primary. She does not face any opposition in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 33 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth Kraus (R) 5,668 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kraus raised a total of $27,513 in campaign funds.[2] Her top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Bochna, Gary & Sue $1,000
Wenzel, Gary R $1,000
Munro, Joe $1,000
Kraus, Elizabeth $1,000
Wenzel, April $1,000
Meyer, Dr. Richard & Gayla $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Schmidt (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Phil Jensen (R)