R. Blake Curd

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R. Blake Curd
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South Dakota State Senate District 12
In office
June 10, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota House District 12
ProfessionOrthopedic Surgeon
Office website
R. Blake Curd is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 12. Curd was first appointed to the chamber on June 5, 2013. Governor Dennis Daugaard appointed Curd to fill a seat left vacant by Mark Johnston, who resigned to take a job as Vice President of Health Policy with Sanford Health, effective May 31, 2013.[1].[2]

Curd is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 12. Curd joined the South Dakota State House of Representatives in 2009. He served in that position until 2011.


Curd is a Hand/Microvascular/Orthopedic Surgeon.

Committee assignments


Prior to leaving the South Dakota House of Representatives, Curd served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009
Health and Human Services
Local Government
Stimulus Plan



Curd did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under South Dakota's term limits. He instead ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, but lost in the primary.

Campaign donors

In 2008, Curd collected $40,065 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
R. Blake Curd $2,000
Paul and Shirley Cink $2,000
South Dakota Republican Party $1,138
Peter Looby $1,000
David Rosinsky $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Johnston (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 12
Succeeded by
Preceded by
South Dakota House of Representatives District 12
Succeeded by
Hal Wick (R), Manford Steele (R)