|South Dakota House District 12|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|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)|
|Representative, South Dakota State House of Representatives|
|1976 - 1980|
|Bachelor's||South Dakota State University, 1967|
|Place of birth||New Ulm, MN|
|Profession||Retired, Small Business Owner|
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. The legislation would require anyone over 21 to purchase a firearm before Jan. 1, 2012, provided that they are not legally disqualified. 
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:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Retirement Laws, Vice Chair|
|• State Affairs|
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.
|South Dakota State House, District 12 (2010)|
|Hal Wick (R)||5,980||30.93%|
|Manford Steele (R)||6,408||33.14%|
|Paula L. Johnson (D)||4,306||22.27%|
|Joel A Fagerhaug (D)||2,643||13.67%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Wick raised $22,343 in contributions. 
No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.
Wick and his wife Jane have four children and four grandchildren.
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- Campaign website
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Hal Wick on SD State Website
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Fox News "South Dakota Lawmakers Propose Mandating Gun Ownership -- to Make Point About Health Law," February 1, 2011
- Politico "South Dakota lawmakers want individual mandate," February 1, 2011
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," Accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota House of Representatives Official General Election Results, 2010
- 2010 contributions
- Hal Wick: About Hal Wick
R. Blake Curd (R)
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