|South Dakota State Senate District 21|
|Base salary||$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four terms|
Kent Juhnke (b. January 15, 1945) is a former Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate. He was appointed in 2011 to replace Cooper Garnos (R) and represented the 21st District until 2013.
Juhnke served on the Lyman Board of Education from 1988 to 1994. He also served in the South Dakota State House from 1999 to 2005. He again joined the South Dakota House in 2007 and served in that position until his appointment to the Senate. Juhnke was replaced by David Scott.
Juhnke was a Vocational Agriculture Teacher at Riggs High School from 1978 to 1979. He then worked as a Research Mill Operator for Horton Research Center and Feedlot from 1983 to 1986. He also worked on the family farm from 1979 to 1983 and from 1986 to the present.
Juhnke earned his B.S. from South Dakota State University in 1978. Juhnke and his wife, Sandy, have three children.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Juhnke was appointed to the following committees:
- Appropriations Committee, South Dakota State Legislature
- Appropriations Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives
- Government Operations and Audit Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Juhnke served on the following committees:
- Government Operations and Audit Committee, South Dakota House
- Taxation Committee, South Dakota House
- Transportation Committee, South Dakota House
Juhnke ran for re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 26. Juhnke ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and was defeated by Larry J. Lucas (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Dakota State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kent Juhnke Incumbent||47%||3,909|
Juhnke ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 21 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Juhnke and James Schaefer advanced past the June 8 Republican primary after garnering more votes than Lee Qualm. Juhnke and Schaefer defeated David Reis (D) and Norm Cihak (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|South Dakota State House, District 21 (2010)|
|Kent Juhnke (R)||4,222||31.14%|
|James Schaefer (R)||3,488||25.72%|
|David Reis (D)||3,161||23.31%|
|Norm Cihak (D)||2,689||19.83%|
In 2008, Juhnke collected $18,168 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|South Dakota Republican Party||$1,594|
|Daugaard for South Dakota||$1,000|
|Kent Juhnke Farm||$540|
|South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations||$500|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Kent + Juhnke + South + Dakota + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- South Dakota Senate - Rep. Kent Juhnke
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 2000
- Aberdeen News, "EPA aid sought to clean-up James River, other rural watersheds," October 13, 2011
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State's official results of June 8 primary
- South Dakota House of Representatives Official General Election Results, 2010
- 2008 contributions to Kent Juhnke
Cooper Garnos (R)
|South Dakota State Senate District 21
| Succeeded by|
Larry J. Lucas (D)
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 21
| Succeeded by|
David Scott (R)