Patrick Kirschman

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Patrick Kirschman
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South Dakota House District 15
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University, Brookings, 1978
Date of birth11/03/1954
Place of birthSioux Falls, SD
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Patrick Kirschman (b. November 3, 1954) is a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 15.

Kirschman earned his BS from South Dakota State University, Brookings in 1978.

Kirschman worked as a Baker for Sara Lee Bakery Group from 1980 to 2006. He currently works for Metz Baking Company as a Baker.

Kirschman joined the South Dakota State House of Representatives in 2009. He has served in that position since, representing the 15th District.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kirschman has been appointed to the following committees:


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



See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kirschman is running in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 15. Kirschman and Karen L. Soli defeated former District 15 incumbent Mitch Fargen in the Democratic primary on June 5. No Republican candidates have filed. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jenna Haggar (I) is running for re-election in District 10.[1]


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Patrick Kirschman ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 15 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Also running were fellow Democratic incumbent Martha Vanderlinde and Jenna Haggar (I).[2] Kirschman and Jenna Haggar (I) won election in the November 2 general election.[3]

South Dakota State House, District 15 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jenna Haggar (I) 2,264 38.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Kirschman (D) 1,858 31.60%
Martha Vanderlinde (D) 1,758 29.90%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kirschman received $8,704 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:[4]


In 2008, Kirschman collected $9,532 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Patrick Kirschman $1,467
Miles for Senate $1,000
Nicholas and Mary Jo Nemec $500
South Dakota Education Association $500
Duane Spader $450

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Dakota House of Representatives District 15
Succeeded by