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Jim White, South Dakota

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Jim White
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South Dakota State Senate District 22
In office
2013 - 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 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
South Dakota House of Representatives District 22
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Jim White is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 22. White was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2010.

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Appropriations
Legislative Procedure


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



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

White won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 22. White ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Chris Studer (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

South Dakota State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim White Incumbent 54.4% 5,196
     Democratic Chris Studer 45.6% 4,354
Total Votes 9,550


White defeated incumbent Quinten Burg (D) in the November 2 general election. White was elected along with incumbent Democrat Peggy Gibson.[2]

South Dakota State House, District 22 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peggy Anne Gibson (D) 4,855 34.71%
Green check mark transparent.png Jim White (R) 4,609 32.95%
Quinten L. Burg (D) 4,525 32.35%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, White raised $17,769 in contributions. [3]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Christen, Paul R $1,000
Balvin, Douglas $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Quinten Burg (D)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 22
Succeeded by
Dick Werner (R)
Preceded by
Tom Hansen (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 22
Succeeded by