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Phil Jensen

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Phil Jensen
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South Dakota House District 33
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 6
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 limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
Phil Jensen is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 33.

Jensen is a Cookware Dealer. He joined the South Dakota State House of Representatives in 2009 and has served in that position since. He represents the 33rd District.

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Energy
Health and Human Services
Retirement Laws, Vice Chair


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


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



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Jensen won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 33. Jensen defeated Michael Buckingham in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Matt McGrath (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

South Dakota State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Jensen 57.4% 5,722
     Independent Matt McGrath 42.6% 4,245
Total Votes 9,967
South Dakota State Senate District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Jensen 57.6% 1,128
Michael Buckingham 42.4% 832
Total Votes 1,960


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jensen won re-election to District 33 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Jensen and Jacqueline Sly (incumbent) both ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary. [3] Jensen and Sly were unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State House, District 33 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Jensen (R) 4,920 56.62%
Green check mark transparent.png Jacqueline Sly (R) 3,769 43.38%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Jensen received $10,549 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:[4]

South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phil Jensen's campaign in 2010
Jensen, Phil & Janet$7,653
South Dakota Association Of Realtors$300
Independent Community Bankers Of South Dakota$300
South Dakota Association Of Specialty Care Providers$250
Associated General Contractors Of South Dakota$200
Total Raised in 2010 $10,549


In 2008, Jensen collected $16,322 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Blank $9,015
Phil Jenson $4,438
South Dakota Republican Party $630
Joel and Janice Hrachovec $250
William Janklow South Dakota Development Fund $250

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