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Larry Rhoden
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South Dakota State Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2001-2009
Education
High schoolSunshine Bible Academy, 1977
Military service
Service/branchNational Guard
Years of service1978-1985
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1959
Place of birthSturgis, SD
ProfessionRancher
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Larry Rhoden (b. February 5, 1959) has been a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate since 2009, representing the 29th district.

Rhoden was a board member for Meade 46-1 School Board. He then worked as a board member for the Board of Directors of Sturgis, Belle Fourche, Ceraex of Union Center. He served the South Dakota State House from 2000 to 2008, during which he served as the Majority Leader. He joined the South Dakota State Senate in 2009 and has served in that position since. He is currently the Majority Whip, and he represents the 29th district.

Rhoden was in the National Guard from 1978 to 1985. He worked as a foreman for Cammack Ranch Supply from 1980 to 1991. In 1981 he became a rancher and has worked as one since then.

Rhoden received his diploma from Sunshine Bible Academy in 1977. He then attended Northwestern Vocational School.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
State Affairs, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rhoden served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Rhoden was re-elected to District 29 of the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. He was unopposed in both the Republican primary on June 5 and the general election on November 6.[1]

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Rhoden ran for re-election to the 29th District Seat in 2010. He ran unopposed for the seat. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 29 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Rhoden (R) 7,313 100.00%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Hundstad won re-election to the 29th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Dennis Levin (D). [2]

Rhoden raised $20,489 for his campaign while Levin raised $3,225. [3]

South Dakota State Senate, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Rhoden (R) 7,307 65.94%
Dennis Levin (D) 3,775 34.06%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Rhoden received $4,975 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Rhoden's campaign in 2010
South Dakota Association Of Healthcare Organizations$500
South Dakota Retailers Association$500
Murphy, Marlyn$500
South Dakota Corn Growers Association$500
Black Hills Corp$300
Total Raised in 2010 $4,975

2008

Rhoden raised $20,489 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Association of Realtors $600
Black Hills Corporation $600
South Dakota Telecommunications Association $550
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $500
Blank $500
Marlyn Murphy $500
South Dakota Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors $400
South Dakota Beer Wholesalers Association $400
Midcontinent Communications $400
South Dakota State Medical Association $400

Personal

Rhoden and his wife Sandy have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kenneth McNenny
South Dakota Senate District 29
2009–present
Succeeded by
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