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Frank Kloucek

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Frank Kloucek
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South Dakota House District 19
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Senator, South Dakota State Senate
2002 - 2010
Representative, South Dakota House of Representatives
1990 - 2002
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, 1978
Date of birth09/27/1956
Place of birthYankton, SD
Frank Kloucek (b. September 27, 1956) is a former Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 19.

Kloucek also served in the South Dakota State House from 1990 to 2002.

Kloucek was a judge for the Miss Minnesota Czech Days Pageant in 2000. He is currently a farmer.

Kloucek is a graduate of both the Rebecca Dunn Leadership and Political Leadership Course and the Dale Carnegie Leadership Course. He earned his BS in Animal Science/General Agriculture from the South Dakota State University in 1978.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kloucek served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota State Senate:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Kloucek is not eligible to run for re-election to the 19th District senate seat in 2010 under South Dakota's term limits. He ran for the 19th District state house seat. Kloucek and Edward Van Gerpen (D) won election in the November 2 general election.[1]

South Dakota State House, District 19 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Van Gerpen (R) 4,812 34.91%
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Kloucek (D) 3,941 28.59%
Kyle Schoenfish (D) 3,305 23.98%
Lonnie R. Mayer (I) 1,725 12.52%


On Nov. 4, 2008, Kloucek won re-election to the 19th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent D.E. Gene Cordes (R). [2]

Kloucek raised $18,595 for his campaign while Cordes raised $995. [3]

South Dakota State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Kloucek (D) 5,588 62.00%
D.E. Gene Cordes (R) 3,425 38.00%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kloucek raised $21,286 in contributions. [4]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kloucek, Frank J $2,297
Great Plains Laboreres District Council $1,000


Kloucek raised $18,595 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Gail Sohler $720
South Dakota Education Association $500
James and Mary Foster $350
South Dakota Trucking Association $300
International Brotherhood of Teamsters $300
South Dakota Chiropractors Association $300
David Berry $250
South Dakota Credit Union League $250


Frank and his wife Joan Novak have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Wudel
South Dakota House District 19
Succeeded by
Jim Putnam
Preceded by
Jim Putnam
South Dakota Senate District 19
Succeeded by
J.E. Putnam (R)