Hal Wick

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Hal Wick
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South Dakota House District 12
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Representative, South Dakota State House of Representatives
1976 - 1980
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, 1967
Place of birthNew Ulm, MN
ProfessionRetired, Small Business Owner
Office website
Hal G. Wick (b. October 31, 1944) is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 12. Wick was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2010.

Wick served as a pilot in both the South Dakota Air National Guard and the Iowa National Guard. During his 35 years of service he reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also worked as a commercial pilot for North Central Airlines and Northwest Airlines for 32 years, partly overlapping with his military service. His first election to the South Dakota House of Representatives came in 1976.

Wick earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from South Dakota State University.


Gun ownership mandate

Wick is one of five South Dakota legislators who introduced a bill in January 2011 that would mandate South Dakotans to purchase a firearm. Wick said the legislation is meant to make a statement regarding the federal mandate to purchase health care insurance. "Do I or the other co-sponsors believe that the state of South Dakota can require citizens to buy firearms? Of course not. But at the same time, we do not believe the federal government can order every citizen to buy health insurance," Wick said.[1] The legislation would require anyone over 21 to purchase a firearm before Jan. 1, 2012, provided that they are not legally disqualified. [2]

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services
Retirement Laws, Chair


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



See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wick won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 12. Wick ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHal Wick Incumbent 28% 5,218
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngManny Steele Incumbent 26.9% 5,029
     Democratic Susan Randall 23.3% 4,350
     Democratic Mike Knudson 21.8% 4,064
Total Votes 18,661


Wick and Manford Steele (R) won election in the November 2 general election.[4]

South Dakota State House, District 12 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Hal Wick (R) 5,980 30.93%
Green check mark transparent.png Manford Steele (R) 6,408 33.14%
Paula L. Johnson (D) 4,306 22.27%
Joel A Fagerhaug (D) 2,643 13.67%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Wick raised $22,343 in contributions. [5]

No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.


Wick and his wife Jane have four children and four grandchildren.[6]

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Preceded by
R. Blake Curd (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 12
Succeeded by