|South Dakota House District 31|
|2009 - Present|
|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 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|1979 - 1996|
Romkema served as Mayor/Spearfish City Council from 1979 to 1996. He then joined the South Dakota State House of Representatives in 2009. He has served in that position since, representing the 31st District.
Romkema has worked in the following positions: Owner/Operator of a vending machine business, Employee for KEZV Radio Station, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Northern Hills Training Center, Co-Founder of Mountain Plains Bank (Presently First Western Bank), and Co-Owner of Mountain Goat Sports.
Romkema earned his BA and MA in Speech and Hearing Pathology from the University of South Dakota. Romkema and his wife, Priscilla, have three children.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Romkema served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations, Chair|
|• Joint Appropriations, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Romkema served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Appropriations|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Romkema served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Human Services|
|• Local Government|
Romkema won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 31. Romkema and incumbent Timothy R. Johns defeated Gary L. Coe and John E. Teupel in the Republican primary on June 5. No Democratic candidates filed. Romkema and Johns ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Charles Turbiville (R) did not run for re-election due to term limits.
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 31 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Fred W. Romkema Incumbent||31.4%||1,467|
|Timothy R. Johns||25.1%||1,169|
|John E. Teupel||23.1%||1,077|
|Gary L Coe||20.4%||952|
Romkema ran for re-election to District 31 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Romkema and Charles Turbiville (incumbent) both ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary.  Romkema and Turbiville defeated Kevin O'Dea (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|South Dakota State House, District 31 (2010)|
|Fred Romkema (R)||6,335||40.01%|
|Charles M. Turbiville (R)||5,479||34.60%|
|Kevin W. O'Dea (D)||4,019||25.38%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Romkema received $11,805 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:
|South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Fred Romkema's campaign in 2010|
|South Dakota Association Of Healthcare Organizations||$1,000|
|Northern Hills Tourism PAC||$500|
|South Dakota Association Of Realtors||$500|
|South Dakota Beer Wholesalers Association||$400|
|South Dakota Automobile Dealers Association||$350|
|Total Raised in 2010||$11,805|
In 2008, Romkema collected $16,322 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Lawrence County Republican Party||$2,467|
|South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations||$1,500|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Fred + Romkema + South + Dakota + House"
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- South Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. Fred Romkema
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," Accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," June 25, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State's official results of June 8 primary
- South Dakota House of Representatives Official General Election Results, 2010
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to Fred Romkema
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 31
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